Buy locally grown plants

Mon, Apr 26, 2010

Climate Change


Yesterday I went to a local Garden Fair which aimed to encourage gardeners to buy locally grown plants whenever possible. More and more nurseries now propagate their own plants which cuts down on air miles and helps gardeners to become even greener.

I met lots of interesting people and saw some wonderful plants – managed to restrict my purchases to 4 sunflowers plants as I haven’t got round to sewing any seeds just yet. If you live near Lewes in East Sussex check out  a new nursery set up by the delightfully named Thondra Thom This  is part of a national initiative that is encouraging locally grown plants.


The Fair took place at beautiful Firle Place at the foot of the Downs and was part of the National Garden Scheme. Its bright yellow signs can be seen all over the UK  identifying private gardens that are open to the public for one or two days in the year. Each area produces their own list of local gardens that charge a small fee for the privilege of  spending a delightful few hours being inspired by other people’s gardens , buying locally grown plants and sitting in beautiful surroundings sipping tea and eating yummy cakes. Here a very English gentleman experiencing these delights at the Firle Open Garden Day-


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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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