Archive | March, 2011

Earth Hour welcomes British Summer Time

26. March 2011

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Earth Hour welcomes British Summer Time

This is a mega weekend for anyone interested in the planet. Today at 8.30pm Earth Hour will see over 1 billion people  switch off their lights all over the world to focus on stopping the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. http://www.earthhour.org/About.aspx Tomorrow […]

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Trees in a changing climate

25. March 2011

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Trees in a changing climate

BLOG FIVE FOR CLIMATE WEEK Today I witnessed the death of a beautiful tree in a neighbours garden. At around 8.30am three beefy tree surgeons arrived and started hacking at an amazing old tree where many local birds regularly sit and nest .By 2pm there was nothing left of 40 years of growth which had […]

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Compost matters

25. March 2011

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Compost matters

BLOG NUMBER FOUR FOR CLIMATE WEEK Why is Composting Important? One of the simplest and most important things anyone can do is build their own compost to recycle bio-waste. Every time you peel vegetables, or scrape away certain leftovers, you are limiting organic matter from impacting on climate change. By compacting waste, and then reusing […]

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Climate Change Gardening

24. March 2011

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Climate Change Gardening

BLOG THREE FOR CLIMATE WEEK Climate Change is already affecting our gardens and bringing new challenges to gardeners all over the UK. Here are some simple things you can do to help your garden deal with the UK’s even more  unpredictable weather. C Choose drought tolerant plants such as geranium, lavender, thymes, sages, sedums, budlia, […]

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Care for drought loving plants

23. March 2011

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BLOG TWO FOR CLIMATE WEEK: Drought tolerant plants are easy to care for in summer but how do they survive UK winters? Remember that hotter, longer summers and wetter shorter winters that are associated with climate change can be accompanied by very cold snaps – just like the UK experienced in the recent winters of 2009 […]

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Save Water in your garden

22. March 2011

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Save Water in your garden

Here is my first Climate Week blog with 10 easy things that HELP PRESERVE WATER IN YOUR GARDEN. 1. Get a water metre installed http://www.which.co.uk/environment-and-saving-energy/environment-and-greener-living/guides/switching-to-a-water-meter/ 2. Autumn planting is better than summer as plants require less water to establish themselves 3. Very good organic manure mulched in late winter will help retain soil moisture in […]

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Climate Week 21-27th March

21. March 2011

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Some words from the organisers…. Climate Week is a supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. It is for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future. Climate Week will shine a spotlight on the many positive steps […]

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Spring is sprung!

20. March 2011

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Spring is sprung!

Its gardening time again! Thousands of gardeners are stirring and millions of seeds are being planted. Here are some specialist seed companies for inspiration: Would love to know any YOU have discovered? Buy seeds Lettuce, aubergine and other Italian delights http://www.seedsofitaly.com/catalogue/4 Heirloom Tomatoeshttp://www.localharvest.org/store/heirloom-tomato-seeds.jsp – USA Carrots http://www.simplyseed.co.uk/carrot-seeds/carrot-seeds-chatenay-red-core.html Beans and brasicas http://www.realseeds.co.uk/beans.html Unusual ideas http://www.suffolkherbs.com/kolist/1/SPROUTING+SEEDS Organic […]

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Super Moon planting

19. March 2011

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Super Moon planting

Tonight the moon will be the closest it has been to the earth for almost 20 years. I had a great view of it last night walking through St James Park in London  as it hovered over the Blue lights of the Wheel and the  face of Big Ben casting its energy over the nodding […]

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Bombs of Seeds

18. March 2011

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Bombs of Seeds

Lets not talk of war in Libya rather turn our attention to  creating beauty in abandoned spaces by throwing flower bombs of seeds. Our planet is a precious organism that needs our help to survive and we need to wake up to this responsibility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_bombing Here are examples from Guerilla Gardening of the sorts of […]

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