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The Global Gardener - who has written 863 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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Join #BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

Monday, September 23, 2019

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Join #BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

The Woodland Trust  is asking one million people to each plant a tree to fight climate change after the government failed to meet targets. Today the conservation charity launched its ‘Big Climate Fightback’ campaign after figures showed just 1,420 hectares (3,500 acres) of woodland was created in England last year, far short of the 5,000-a-year (12,000 acres)  promised. https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

Friday, September 20, 2019

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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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Gardening in a changing climate

Friday, September 20, 2019

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Gardening in a changing climate

  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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Climate Change Gardening #TimeisNow

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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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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Gardening in a changing climate report RHS

Friday, September 13, 2019

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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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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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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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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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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Gardening in a changing climate

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Gardening in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to save our gardens and green spaces if 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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Climate change gardening

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Richard Bisgrove is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Management at the University of Reading . He has written an excellent article about climate change gardening which offers an overview of the science behind climate change in relation to gardening. Here he summarises the long term effects of a rising temperature for the UK and its gardens: […]

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Climate change affecting seasons

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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A report published by the University of Southampton confirms that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later and Spring is starting earlier in the northern hemisphere. This has huge implications for UK , European and USA gardeners. The project was led by University of Southampton Professor of Geography Peter Atkinson, who worked […]

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