15. May 2020

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Growing pains – pandemic & climate crisis have place in British Gardens

Growing a garden in the current pandemic has become the new norm. All over the country individuals are waking up with excitement to get out into their personal space to connect with their plants. These gardens connect us to our own little piece of nature and can reveal much about how climate change is affecting […]

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How to garden in a changing climate

14. May 2020

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How to garden in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to save our gardens and green spaces if the weather continues to change as predicted by the Met Office. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide/climate-change . Here are some simple tips you can follow to help your garden thrive in a changing climate: Choose wind and drought tolerant plants such as geranium, […]

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13. May 2020

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Plant trees in your garden for climate change

          Climate change is happening now in your back garden and trees are the best weapon we have to fight the increase in carbon dioxide linked to a changing climate. #EveryTreeCounts in a changing climate. Plus long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

11. May 2020

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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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13. May 2020

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Gardeners key to observing 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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12. May 2020

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Gardening in a changing climate

Gardening in a changing climate

  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 […]

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10. May 2020

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A room with a blog view

A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that 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 change gardening. Our seasons are […]

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8. May 2020

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RHS Gardening in a changing climate

A report was launched in 2017 by the RHS to help gardeners to adapt to climate change as the seasons shift and UK weather becomes more extreme. The report was written in collaboration with researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading. The report presented the results of an extensive survey of amateur […]

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