Archive | January, 2011

Seedy Sussex Sunday

30. January 2011

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

On 6th February one of  THE gardening events of the year takes place in Hove. Seedy Sunday runs from 10-4.30pm in Hove Centre in Norton Road and costs just £2.This quote from their web-site explains what it is all about: “Seedy Sunday has blazed the trail for UK seed swaps over the past decade: it […]

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RHS modernisation tackles climate change

24. January 2011

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The RHS has stated that one of  its prime objectives in the future  is to help gardeners become more environmentally sustainable. This welcome new direction is being promoted by its new Director General Sue Biggs: “Whether or not you accept climate change is man made there is lots of evidence that we have a more […]

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Food from the Sky

21. January 2011

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Food from the Sky

Food from the Sky  is  a pioneering food growing and educational project in Crouch End, North London on the roof top of Thornton’s Budgens supermarket ” A new template for the future” They have just launched seed2seed – a year foundation course for individuals wanting to “Grow Life and Food in our most cemented places!” […]

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Ten trends driving action on climate change

20. January 2011

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http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/01/19/10-trends-driving-action-on-climate-change-in-2011/

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Top ten climate change apps

20. January 2011

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Ten ways to keep in touch with the changing climate on your mobile http://www.greenchipstocks.com/articles/top-10-climate-change-apps/1222

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Ready to plant mats grow into gardens

19. January 2011

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Just discovered this innovative garden product for those who want to grow their own but dont quite have the experience and knowledge just yet. Constructed of burlap and a paper-like material made of plant fiber, Amber’s Garden Ready-to-Plant mats are designed to take the guesswork out of seed spacing, seed depth and when to plant. […]

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2010 joint warmest on record

13. January 2011

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2010 joint warmest on record

The two most respected national weather services in the US, Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), agreed that 2010 tied with 2005 as the hottest since records began in 1880. Overall 2010 and 2005 were 1.12F (0.62C) above the 20th century average when taking a combination of land and water surface temperatures […]

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Bee happy in 2011

11. January 2011

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Bee happy in 2011

One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat relies on bees for pollination. Pollination is  on a radical decline and results show that climate change may be to blame for the steep pollination drop. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-09/07/pollination-decline-proven We need to help bees as much as possible. Capital Growth are currently running a comepetition for 50 communities […]

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How to grow veg in the city

10. January 2011

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How to grow veg in the city

London is bursting with new initiatives about how to grow your own food in the smallest of places . With just 1-2 metres of space anyone can happily grow a range of gourmet herbs, salads and vegetables like: peppers, basil, chillies, carrots, tomatoes, beetroot, mange tout and French beans.          Use re-cycled […]

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Gardening in a changing climate – new book

9. January 2011

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Gardening in a changing climate – new book

If you have arrived at this blog then you are obviously interested in how our unpredictable weather is affecting the plants in our gardens.. Weather has always been the a challenge for gardening but in recent years the seasons have become blurred and no longer can we safely predict what type of weather to expect. […]

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