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The Global Gardener - who has written 865 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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Buy Plants

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Buy Plants

Visit these web-sites to find plants that can thrive in our increasingly unpredictable climate. Here is a list of  specialist nurseries offering quality plants who can also provide helpful planting advice to make sure that you choose the right plant for your soil and changing local climate. CORNWALL http://www.eastofedenplants.co.uk http://www.hardyexotics.co.uk http://www.trebrown.com EAST SUSSEX http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/ LONDON […]

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A warming planet affects our gardens

Friday, March 3, 2017

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Our planet is warming very rapidly. In 2016 our precious Earth was 1.69 degrees Fahrenheit (0.94 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration figures released on Wednesday. That may not sound like much, but on a planetary scale it’s a profound shift that has decimated coral reefs, thawed […]

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How to create a micro-climate in your garden

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Growing bananas in the UK certainly takes on new heights when you see what a micro climate can produce. These 20 year old gigantic banana plants  remain outside in The Exotic Garden in Norwich during UK winters although, when the temperatures really drop, they are protected with fleece and straw. What exactly is a micro climate? A […]

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How do you garden in a changing climate?

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Gardening and uncertain weather have always gone together but never more so now that extreme weather is bringing unpredictable seasons and shifting climate patterns to our private and public green spaces. How do you garden in a changing climate? Are you finding new ways to plant and manage your garden? Do you find the weather […]

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Near Future Garden highlights climate change at RHS Hampton Court 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Climate Gardens is delighted to announce that they have received an RHS Gold Medal for an environmental Conceptual Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show this year. Near Future Garden encouraged visitors to observe climate change in their back gardens whilst thinking positively about how to improve their carbon foot-print. This innovative garden conveys the […]

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Climate Change in public gardens

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Visit a great website to find out about how American public parks and gardens are adapting to climate change. With YOUtopia, you can learn about the impacts of climate change in gardens and the many things that are being done to help prevent or prepare for it. Discover empowering personal and civic choices and practical […]

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Climate Change gardening in Australia

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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This guest post from Mackenzie Fox who lives in Brisbane, Queensland explains the range of challenges facing Australian gardeners as the climate changes: Gardening and Climate Change in Australia The Australian continent seems to have been hit harder by emerging climate change than the rest of the world. As the planet gets warmer, there are […]

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Why on earth is anyone still using peat?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Gardeners need to think seriously about the implications of using peat for their plants. Please read this informative blog and consider buying peat free soil or Enriched Biochar. http://www.carbongold.com/why-one-earth-is-anyone-still-using-peat/  

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Biochar soil enhancer for carbon storage

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Would you be interested in using a soil enhancer that produces bigger and better plants whilst also helping to reduce your carbon foot-print? Enriched Biochar can deliver both these results. What is Biochar? Biochar is a carbon rich form of charcoal, specifically designed as an application to soil offering long-term benefits, whilst improving plant health. […]

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Climate Gardening in a changing world

Saturday, January 2, 2016

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Our changing climate is now at the top of the scientific, political and environmental agendas. The RHS as the UK’s leading gardening charity is continually exploring how the changing climate is likely to affect what we grow, and how we grow it. https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/gardening-in-a-changing-world/greening-grey-britain

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