Archive | May, 2020

Plant trees in your garden for climate change

13. May 2020

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          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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Greener Gardening for the Planet

10. May 2020

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Greener Gardening for the Planet

Here are some of the garden views that provide my inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course which is now even more unpredictable.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

9. May 2020

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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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Weather to garden?

8. May 2020

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Weather is certainly the most crucial factor when it comes to growing plants in any garden wherever you live in the world. Most visitors to this blog come from America and the UK where gardeners are finding that well-defined growing seasons are becoming confused. Our gardens are totally reliant on the weather and what it […]

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RHS Gardening in a changing climate

8. May 2020

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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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