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How your garden can help beat climate change

26. May 2022

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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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Why are gardens important for climate change?

25. May 2022

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Here are just a few reasons why gardens are important to help you reflect on the wonder of your green space. Our gardens have the potential to: Remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere Maintain biodiversity and create the potential conditions for at risk native plants to thrive Provide wildlife habitats in cities under threat […]

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What can I do about climate change in my garden?

20. May 2022

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  When it comes down to what people choose to plant, buy, and consume, it’s about small actions leading to big results. RHS scientific research shows that if every one of the UK’s 30 million gardeners planted a medium sized tree and nurtured it to maturity, they would store the carbon equivalent of driving 11 […]

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Gardeners key to observing climate change

10. May 2022

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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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RHS Chelsea 2021 focus on climate change

29. August 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 to garden in a changing climate

26. August 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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RHS Gardening in a changing climate

13. May 2021

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A 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 report was written in collaboration with researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading. The report presented the results of an extensive survey of amateur […]

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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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