Growing season in UK boosted by a month

24. September 2017

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

The UK growing season for plants is longer than at any time since records began in 1772 extending the range of flowers and vegetables that can be grown successfully in the UK. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest growing seasons have also occurred within the last 30 years During the last 10 years the ‘plant’ […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

17. September 2017

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How your garden can help beat climate change

You may have noticed that our seasons are becoming confused and increasingly unpredictable. If you have a garden you will regularly observe the effects of unseasonal and extreme weather on plants and wildlife. The good news is that your garden can help to combat these changes – particularly if they are in the city as […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

2. September 2017

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

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25. July 2017

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Gardeners and climate change

Did you know that almost 50% of UK adults are engaged in gardening? Or that domestic gardens account for nearly 25% of urban space? Or that garden soils store almost 25% more carbon per unit area than arable soils?  All of this means that gardeners are well  placed to notice and understand the effects of climate […]

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21. September 2017

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A room with a blog view

A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that greet me every morning and provide the inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about climate […]

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20. September 2017

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Climate Change [email protected]

For the past ten years this green blog has successfully used gardens & plants to communicate key climate change messages. Without doubt THE biggest challenge for communicating climate change effectively is how to engage people with this pressing local & global issue without using complicated scientific data or images of polar bears, melting ice caps and remote […]

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17. September 2017

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Weather to garden?

Weather has to be the most crucial factor when it comes to growing plants in any garden wherever you live in the world. Most visitors to this blog come from America and the UK where gardeners are finding that well-defined growing seasons are becoming confused. Our gardens are totally reliant on the weather and what […]

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13. September 2017

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Gardening in a changing world with the RHS

A new report about climate change gardening was launched in 2017 by the RHS. Since the 2002 publication of the RHS report looking at the impact of climate change on gardening, Gardening in a Global Greenhouse, the global climate has undergone dramatic change, with 2016 proving to be the warmest year on record. Today, confidence […]

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