27. July 2015

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Greening grey Britain

A decade ago only 7% of people thought plants were important in our streets and public places to stimulate the senses; today that has risen to 29%. The number of people who think plants are valuable to reflect the changing seasons has doubled, and those of us who believe plants are important to provide year-round […]

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

26. July 2015

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

Will Giles from the Exotic Garden in Norwich suggests ways to maximise your garden.  http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/about-the-garden/ Traditional gardens with herbaceous borders come to a crescendo in June and early July and then gently wither and fade into their autumn colours. Many years ago I also used the more traditional border planting that goes with this style […]

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23. July 2015

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Climate Gardening in a changing world

Our changing climate is now at the top of the scientific, political and environmental agendas. The RHS as the UK’s leading gardening charity is continually exploring how the changing climate is likely to affect what we grow, and how we grow it. https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/gardening-in-a-changing-world/greening-grey-britain

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17. July 2015

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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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27. July 2015

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Gardening in the Global Greenhouse

Gardening in the Global Greenhouse

The original inspiration for my websites about climate change gardening came from an impressive document produced in 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society,the National Trust, English Heritage, the UK Climate Impacts programme and other environmental /horticultural organisations. Entitled ” Gardening in the Global Greenhouse, the impact of climate change on our gardens”, it clearly sets […]

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24. July 2015

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Climate Change in public gardens

Visit a great new website to find out about how American public parks and gardens are adapting to climate change. With YOUtopia, you can learn about the impacts of climate change in gardens and the many things that are being done to help prevent or prepare for it. Discover empowering personal and civic choices and […]

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21. July 2015

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Climate change gardening

Richard Bisgrove is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Management at the University of Reading . He has written an excellent article about climate change gardening which offers an overview of the science behind climate change in relation to gardening. Here he summarises the long term effects of a rising temperature for the UK and its gardens: […]

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20. July 2015

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Climate Change Gardening 2015 and beyond?

Climate Gardens has ambitious plans to help our global gardens and green spaces adapt to an uncertain future. Please contact me via  http://climategardens.co.uk/contact/if you require further information and/or would like to be involved in this exciting internet project. This blog receives hits from all over the world which proves how important this issue is becoming […]

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