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RHS Your Climate Needs You Campaign

17. September 2021

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The RHS have launched a national campaign calling on the UK’s 30 million gardeners to become an army focused on the climate and biodiversity crisis. As Britain’s leading gardening charity, the RHS recognises its unique position to empower the general public to make a meaningful contribution towards climate change targets. This compliments perfectly the focus […]

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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 your garden can help beat climate change

28. August 2021

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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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Gardeners key to observing climate change

27. August 2021

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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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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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Plant trees in your garden for climate change

10. May 2021

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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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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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