Archive | Climate Change RSS feed for this section

How your garden can help beat climate change

9. July 2018

4 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Plant trees to tackle climate change

8. July 2018

3 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Growing season in UK boosted by a month

6. July 2018

2 Comments

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’ […]

Continue reading...

Weather to garden?

5. July 2018

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

RHS Gardening in a changing climate report

1. July 2018

3 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Trees for climate change

2. April 2018

0 Comments

          Climate change is happening now in your back garden. As a result long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter drier summers and wetter warmer winters are bringing new challenges which means it is important to think seriously about the […]

Continue reading...

Gardeners and climate change

25. July 2017

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

Climate change affecting seasons

18. April 2017

0 Comments

A report published by the University of Southampton confirms that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later and Spring is starting earlier in the northern hemisphere. This has huge implications for UK , European and USA gardeners. The project was led by University of Southampton Professor of Geography Peter Atkinson, who worked […]

Continue reading...

A warming planet affects our gardens

3. March 2017

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

How to create a micro-climate in your garden

17. September 2016

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...