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2016 to be hottest ever

7. November 2016

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To date global temperatures for each month in 2016 have been getting hotter. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/18/2016-locked-into-being-hottest-year-on-record-nasa-say The past ten months have set temperature records for their respective months and the trend suggests that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, according to NASA. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2016-hottest-year-nasa_us_5806e661e4b0b994d4c28583 To say that 2015 was hot is actually an understatement. Last year the […]

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Gardening in the Global Greenhouse

6. November 2016

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Gardening in the Global Greenhouse

The original inspiration for my websites about climate change gardening came from an impressive document produced in 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society,the National Trust, English Heritage, the UK Climate Impacts programme and other environmental /horticultural organisations. Entitled ” Gardening in the Global Greenhouse, the impact of climate change on our gardens”, it clearly sets […]

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Do UK gardeners believe in climate change?

5. November 2016

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Gardeners are probably best placed to notice and understand the effects of climate change. Their plants are affected by whatever the weather delivers daily, hourly or sometimes even minute by minute . According to the RHS many gardeners see increasingly unpredictable weather as an opportunity rather than a disaster. Here are the results of a […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

4. November 2016

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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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A room with a blog view

4. November 2016

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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

3. November 2016

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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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Weather to garden?

2. November 2016

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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

1. November 2016

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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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How your garden can help beat climate change

1. November 2016

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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

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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