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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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Monday, April 15, 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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Gardening in a changing climate report RHS

Monday, April 15, 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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Climate Change Gardening 2019 and beyond?

Monday, April 15, 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. Using the natural elements of sun, wind and water is crucial to gardeners and using these to power our energy for a low carbon future is the […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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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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Gardening in a changing climate

Sunday, April 14, 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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How your garden can help beat climate change

Saturday, April 13, 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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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Friday, April 12, 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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Climate change gardening

Friday, April 12, 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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Weather to garden?

Monday, March 11, 2019

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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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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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