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How to garden in a changing climate

25. October 2020

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How to garden in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to adapt our 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, […]

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

24. October 2020

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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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Plant trees in your garden for climate change

23. October 2020

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          Climate change is happening now in your back garden and trees are the best weapon we have to fight the increase in carbon dioxide linked to a changing climate. #EveryTreeCounts in a changing climate. Plus long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when […]

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How your garden can help beat climate change

23. October 2020

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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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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

22. October 2020

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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. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/23/plant-growing-season-uk-one-month-longer-1990-met-office The Met office regularly uploads information about how climate change is impacting our daily weather patterns. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest […]

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Covid19 & Climate Crisis deliver new garden delights and challenges

11. June 2020

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Growing a garden in the current pandemic is the “new normal”. All over the globe, individuals have woken up to the joy of their personal green spaces during lock down. It has became obvious that our gardens and green spaces connect us to own piece of nature, revealing much about the wildlife and biodiversity that […]

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How are UK gardeners coping with climate change?

29. February 2020

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Gardens Illustrated recently asked Head Gardeners at National Trust properties up and down the UK how they were having to adapt to climate change while still preserving the history and heritage of their garden for visitors in the process. https://www.gardensillustrated.com/gardens/gardeners-adapt-climate-change/ Gardening in a changing climate brings new opportunities and encourages innovative ways to manage and plant […]

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#BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

7. January 2020

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#BigClimateFightback – Plant trees to tackle climate change

The Woodland Trust  is asking one million people to each plant a native UK tree to fight climate change after the government failed to meet targets.  ‘Big Climate Fightback’  campaign has been launched after figures showed just 1,420 hectares (3,500 acres) of woodland were created in England last year, far short of the 5,000-a-year (12,000 acres)  […]

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Climate change affecting seasons

18. October 2019

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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 […]

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Hottest UK Day ever – July 25th 2019

31. July 2019

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Hottest UK Day ever – July 25th 2019

The UK’s highest ever temperature has been officially recorded in Cambridge, the Met Office has confirmed.https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/29/met-office-confirms-new-uk-record-temperature-of-387c Cambridge University Botanic Garden measured 38.7c (101.7F) on Thursday 25th July 2019. This beat the previous record of 38.5c (101.3F) set in Kent in 2003. The Met Office have also reported that UK’s 10 hottest years on record have […]

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