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The Global Gardener - who has written 869 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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RHS Your Climate Needs You Campaign

Friday, September 17, 2021

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The RHS have launched a national campaign calling on the UK’s 30 million gardeners to become an army focused on the climate and biodiversity crisis. As Britain’s leading gardening charity, the RHS recognises its unique position to empower the general public to make a meaningful contribution towards climate change targets. This compliments perfectly the focus […]

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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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How your garden can help beat climate change

Saturday, August 28, 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

Saturday, August 28, 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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

Friday, August 27, 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

Friday, August 27, 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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How to garden in a changing climate

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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How to garden in a changing climate

Gardeners must adapt their 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, lavender, thymes, sages, sedums, budlia, cystus, rosemary,agapanthas, grasses. […]

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Climate Change Gardening for the Future

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Climate Change Gardening for the Future

Here are some of the garden views that provide 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 climate […]

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Less lawns makes for greener gardens

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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Less lawns makes for 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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