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Gardeners and climate change

26. April 2017

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Did you know that almost 50% of UK adults are engaged in gardening1? Or that domestic gardens account for nearly 25% of urban space2? 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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A room with a blog view

19. April 2017

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A room with a blog view

Here are some of the garden views that greet me every morning and provide the inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course.         My garden is just one of the places I observe our increasingly unpredictable weather and find inspiration to write about climate […]

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Climate change affecting seasons

18. April 2017

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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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How your garden can help beat climate change

17. April 2017

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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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Weather to garden?

10. April 2017

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Weather has to be 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 […]

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Climate Change Gardening 2017 and beyond?

7. March 2017

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Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. Using the natural elements of sun, wind and water is crucial to gardeners and using these to power our energy for a low carbon future is the focus […]

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A warming planet affects our gardens

3. March 2017

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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 […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

2. March 2017

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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 […]

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Climate change gardening

28. February 2017

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Richard Bisgrove is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Management at the University of Reading . He has written an excellent article about climate change gardening which offers an overview of the science behind climate change in relation to gardening. Here he summarises the long term effects of a rising temperature for the UK and its gardens: […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

17. August 2016

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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. 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’ […]

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