Archive | November, 2009

Plants and Climate Change – which future?

30. November 2009

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To understand the vital role of Botanical Gardens in preserving our heritage,visit the excellent web-site of the world’s greatest force for plant protection – THE Botanical Gardens Conservation International. This wonderful organisation, based in the UK,highlights the serious issues facing our plants as climate change develops . They have produced an excellent paper that explores […]

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If you want to feel good, get into a garden!

29. November 2009

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These are wise words from my favourite gardening guru, the inspirational Mr Alan Titchmarsh. Just put his suggestion to the test with a wonderful day in the rather windy fresh air, doing my best to tidy up the leaves and mess in the garden after the recent storms. Winter months can be a challenging time […]

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Climate Change heat arrives in Australia

28. November 2009

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Climate Change heat arrives in Australia

The weather may be turning colder in the UK, but my wonderful Callistemon is still flowering . Having weathered the torrential rain and strong winds, it is now radiating a Xmas feel over the garden with its evergreen leaves and splashes of bright red http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/bottlebrushes.html The Bottle Brush plant originates from Australia where spring is […]

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Architectural Plants weather the storms

28. November 2009

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Architectural Plants weather the storms

Its been incredibly wet and windy everywhere in the UK for the past week but also exceptionally mild for the time of year . Day-time temperatures in the South East have been around 14c and only dropped to 10c at night . This is well above the seasonal average and in keeping with climate change […]

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Banish the winter blues – think green!

25. November 2009

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Banish the winter blues – think green!

If shorter days during November and December make you feel blue, then bring some green into your life by watching my latest videos shot just a few weeks back in Will Giles’ wonderful Exotic and Mediterranean garden in Norwich. Plenty of chat about gardening in a changing climate and Will’s latest addition to the family […]

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Trees are good friends

24. November 2009

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Trees are good friends

National Tree Week runs from 25th November until 6 December.http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/?q=node/858 Launched in 1975, this traditionally marks the beginning of the winter tree planting season which is great news for exploring how you can add new trees to your garden. A winter flowering cherry is a wonderful specimen for this time of year providing an attractive […]

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Climate Change impacts soil conditions

24. November 2009

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Climate Change impacts soil conditions

Monsoon style rain here again in SE Englandwhich means the ground is absolutely sodden.Digging in the garden rather unpleasant as I have leaking wellies. Wet feet sent me back into the warm to blog about gardening in an attempt to keep my itchy green fingers busy. Soil that is too wet or even too dry […]

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Climate Change Gardening in UK

4. November 2009

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Exotic Gardening on a budget

4. November 2009

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Mediterranean Gardening in UK

4. November 2009

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