18. August 2016

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July hottest month since records began

To date global temperatures for each month in 2016 have been getting hotter and July 2016 broke the record for the hottest month since records began in 1880. http://www.sciencealert.com/july-2016-was-the-world-s-hottest-month-since-records-began-nasa-confirms The past nine months have set temperature records for their respective months and the trend continued this month to make 10 in a row, according to […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

17. August 2016

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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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Gardening in the Global Greenhouse

16. August 2016

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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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15. August 2016

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How do you garden in a changing climate?

Gardening and uncertain weather have always gone together but never more so now that extreme weather is bringing unpredictable seasons and shifting climate patterns to our private and public green spaces. How do you garden in a changing climate? Are you finding new ways to plant and manage your garden? Do you find the weather […]

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8. August 2016

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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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7. July 2016

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Near Future Garden highlights climate positivity

Climate Gardens is delighted to announce that they have received an RHS Gold Medal for an environmental Conceptual Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show this year. Near Future Garden encouraged visitors to observe climate change in their back gardens whilst thinking positively about how to improve their carbon foot-print. This innovative garden conveys the […]

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7. July 2016

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Climate Change Gardening 2016 and beyond?

Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. Using the natural elements of sun, wind and water is crucial to gardeners and using these to power our energy for a low carbon future will be a […]

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2. July 2016

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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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