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Climate Gardens Future Workshops at Herstmonceux Estate on 1st & 2nd October 2021

30. August 2021

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Calling all gardeners interested to discover how their garden can act as a vital carbon store.  How can our passion for gardening inspire action on climate change for a sustainable future? On 1st and 2nd October 2021, Climate Gardens is launching two innovative Workshops in the stunning gardens at Herstmonceux Castle located in the peaceful […]

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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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Climate change gardening

28. August 2021

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Climate change gardening

  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 […]

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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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Climate Change Gardening outside your Back Door

27. August 2021

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                          Climate Gardens is creating interest in adapting to climate change through gardeners personally experiencing the effects of increasingly weird weather in their gardens, right outside their back door. With record breaking heatwaves happening every summer in the UK, gardeners are being challenged […]

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Climate Change Gardening for the Future

26. August 2021

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Climate Change Gardening for the Future

Here are some of the garden views that provide inspiration to write this blog  – depending on the seasons and the weather of course, which is now even more unpredictable.         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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Less lawns makes for greener gardens

25. August 2021

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Less lawns makes for greener gardens

Reducing the size of your lawn is the path to a greener garden.With increasing pressure on water supplies and the need to reduce carbon emissions,  reducing our lawns – or maybe getting rid of them completely –  is becoming an extremely topical issue. In the USA, 58 million Americans spend £30 billion a year maintaining […]

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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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Nature and climate change in our gardens

11. May 2021

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Hello Climate Gardeners Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are experiencing joy and peace in your gardens during these challenging days, as we change to a new way of living in the this pandemic society. As gardeners, we are blessed to connect with nature on a daily basis which lifts our spirits. […]

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Weather to garden?

10. May 2021

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Weather is certainly 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 it […]

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