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The Global Gardener - who has written 871 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

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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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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Why are gardens important for climate change?

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Here are just a few reasons why gardens are important to help you reflect on the wonder of your green space. Our gardens have the potential to: Remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere Maintain biodiversity and create the potential conditions for at risk native plants to thrive Provide wildlife habitats in cities under threat […]

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Climate change gardening

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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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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What can I do about climate change in my garden?

Friday, May 20, 2022

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  When it comes down to what people choose to plant, buy, and consume, it’s about small actions leading to big results. RHS scientific research shows that if every one of the UK’s 30 million gardeners planted a medium sized tree and nurtured it to maturity, they would store the carbon equivalent of driving 11 […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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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 causing UK plants to bloom month early

Friday, May 6, 2022

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A leading scientist at Cambridge University has warned if global temperatures continue to rise at their current rate, spring could eventually start in February in the UK. Climate change causing UK plants to bloom month early, ‘alarming’ study shows | ITV News January 2022 has already been recorded as the sunniest January on record in England […]

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Plant trees in your garden for climate change

Thursday, February 3, 2022

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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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Climate Gardens Future Workshops at Herstmonceux Estate on 1st & 2nd October 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

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Calling all gardeners interested to discover how their garden can act as a vital carbon store.  How can our passion for gardening inspire action on climate change for a sustainable future? On 1st and 2nd October 2021, Climate Gardens is launching two innovative Workshops in the stunning gardens at Herstmonceux Castle located in the peaceful […]

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RHS Chelsea 2021 focus on climate change

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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For the first time The Chelsea Flower Show takes place in September and there will be a strong emphasis on  environment and sustainability at the world’s famous flower show. The RHS recognises that our gardens and gardeners are on the front line of climate change and is committed to funding research and delivering support to […]

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