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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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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

Saturday, January 19, 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 sets […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

Friday, January 18, 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. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest growing seasons have also occurred within the last 30 years During the last 10 years the ‘plant’ […]

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Trees for climate change

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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          Climate change is happening now in your back garden. As a result long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter drier summers and wetter warmer winters are bringing new challenges which means it is important to think seriously about the […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

Wednesday, January 16, 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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Monday, January 14, 2019

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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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RHS Gardening in a changing climate report

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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A new 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 new report has been written in collaboration with researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading. The report presents the results of an extensive […]

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A room with a blog view

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that greet me every morning and provide the inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about climate […]

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Less lawn makes greener gardens

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Less lawn makes greener gardens

Reducing the size of your lawn is the path to a greener garden.With increasing pressure on water supplies and the need to reduce carbon emissions,  reducing our lawns – or maybe getting rid of them completely –  is becoming an extremely topical issue. In the USA, 58 million Americans spend £30 billion a year maintaining […]

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Wind Power as energy source

Saturday, July 7, 2018

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This website is powered by a green server which uses wind energy to generate its power. Making a choice about your energy source is an important issue for everyone to consider if we are to power a low carbon future. Whether it is for business or at home, it is important to identify ways to […]

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