Join #BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

23. September 2019

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Join #BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

The Woodland Trust  is asking one million people to each plant a tree to fight climate change after the government failed to meet targets. Today the conservation charity launched its ‘Big Climate Fightback’ campaign after figures showed just 1,420 hectares (3,500 acres) of woodland was created in England last year, far short of the 5,000-a-year (12,000 acres)  promised. https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

20. September 2019

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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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

28. August 2019

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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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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

27. August 2019

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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. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/23/plant-growing-season-uk-one-month-longer-1990-met-office The Met office regularly uploads information about how climate change is impacting our daily weather patterns. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest […]

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20. September 2019

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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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18. September 2019

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Climate Change Gardening #TimeisNow

                          Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners personally experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. With record breaking heatwaves happening every summer in the UK, gardeners are being challenged […]

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13. September 2019

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Gardening in a changing climate report RHS

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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24. August 2019

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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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