24. January 2016

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Do UK gardeners believe in climate change?

Gardeners are probably best placed to notice and understand the effects of climate change. Their plants are affected by whatever the weather delivers daily, hourly or sometimes even minute by minute . According to the RHS many gardeners see increasingly unpredictable weather as an opportunity rather than a disaster. Here are the results of a […]

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22. January 2016

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Biochar soil enhancer for carbon storage

Would you be interested in using a soil enhancer that produces bigger and better plants whilst also helping to reduce your carbon foot-print? Biochar is the answer: This 2,000 year-old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates […]

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21. January 2016

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RHS gardens in a warming climate

2015 was the hottest year ever recorded according to the latest data from NASA. To say that 2015 was hot is actually an understatement. The average recorded temperature across the surface of the planet was so far above normal that it set a record for setting records. The year was more than a quarter of […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

16. January 2016

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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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3. January 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. January 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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2. January 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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1. January 2016

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Climate Change in public gardens

Visit a great 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 practical […]

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