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The Global Gardener - who has written 865 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and is keen to "manage" the effects of the weather on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and I hope that it will continue to grow, allowing global gardeners to communicate about the effects of climate change on our plants and the future of our gardens.

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How your garden can help beat climate change

Monday, March 22, 2021

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How your garden can help beat climate change

You may have noticed that our seasons are becoming confused and increasingly unpredictable. If you have a garden you will regularly observe the effects of unseasonal and extreme weather on plants and wildlife. The good news is that your garden can help to combat these changes – particularly if they are in the city as […]

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Climate change gardening

Monday, March 22, 2021

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Climate change gardening

  The original inspiration for my websites about climate change gardening came from an impressive document produced in 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society,the National Trust, English Heritage, the UK Climate Impacts programme and other environmental /horticultural organisations. Entitled ” Gardening in the Global Greenhouse, the impact of climate change on our gardens”, it clearly […]

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How to garden in a changing climate

Monday, March 22, 2021

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How to garden in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to adapt our gardens and green spaces as the weather continues to change as predicted by the Met Office. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide/climate-change . Here are some simple tips you can follow to help your garden thrive in a changing climate: Choose wind and drought tolerant plants such as geranium, […]

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RHS Gardening in a changing climate

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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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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Climate Change Gardening is New Norm

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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Climate Change Gardening is New Norm

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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Did you know that almost 50% of UK adults are engaged in gardening? Or that domestic gardens account for nearly 25% of urban space? Or that garden soils store almost 25% more carbon per unit area than arable soils?  All of this means that gardeners are well placed to notice and understand the effects of climate […]

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Climate Change Gardening outside your Back Door

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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                          Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners personally experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. With record breaking heatwaves happening every summer in the UK, gardeners are being challenged […]

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Weather to garden?

Thursday, March 18, 2021

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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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Nature and climate change in our gardens

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Hello Climate Gardeners Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are experiencing joy and peace in your gardens during these challenging days, as we change to a new way of living in the this pandemic society. As gardeners, we are blessed to connect with nature on a daily basis which lifts our spirits. […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

Thursday, October 22, 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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