Armchair winter gardening

The sun tempted me into the garden today but the ground was absolutely solid – not much chance of any healthy digging !

Second choice was to dip into some of the wonderful gardening books that I have acquired over the years. Armchair gardening is the best way to remind myself that warmer weather will return eventually.It never fails to get me in the mood for dreaming about beds of beautiful flowers and rows of neat veg ripening in the sun.

Here are two inspirational books that deal with climate change gardening issues that you might like to explore on one of these cold winter nights sitting by the fire, drifting off to warmer days….

The first is Matthew Wilson’s New Gardening which is contains a range of ideas for adapting your garden to our unpredictable weather

The second book I have not read but it comes highly recommended in a recent review by Permaculture Magazine. It looks at the issue of growing food locally and offers ideas on how communities can work together. Local Food – How to make it happen in your community is now on my hit list for 2o10.

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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