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Seedy Sussex Sunday

30. January 2011

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

On 6th February one of  THE gardening events of the year takes place in Hove. Seedy Sunday runs from 10-4.30pm in Hove Centre in Norton Road and costs just £2.This quote from their web-site explains what it is all about: “Seedy Sunday has blazed the trail for UK seed swaps over the past decade: it […]

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RHS modernisation tackles climate change

24. January 2011

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The RHS has stated that one of  its prime objectives in the future  is to help gardeners become more environmentally sustainable. This welcome new direction is being promoted by its new Director General Sue Biggs: “Whether or not you accept climate change is man made there is lots of evidence that we have a more […]

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2010 joint warmest on record

13. January 2011

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2010 joint warmest on record

The two most respected national weather services in the US, Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), agreed that 2010 tied with 2005 as the hottest since records began in 1880. Overall 2010 and 2005 were 1.12F (0.62C) above the 20th century average when taking a combination of land and water surface temperatures […]

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Bee happy in 2011

11. January 2011

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Bee happy in 2011

One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat relies on bees for pollination. Pollination is  on a radical decline and results show that climate change may be to blame for the steep pollination drop. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-09/07/pollination-decline-proven We need to help bees as much as possible. Capital Growth are currently running a comepetition for 50 communities […]

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Gardening in a changing climate – new book

9. January 2011

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Gardening in a changing climate – new book

If you have arrived at this blog then you are obviously interested in how our unpredictable weather is affecting the plants in our gardens.. Weather has always been the a challenge for gardening but in recent years the seasons have become blurred and no longer can we safely predict what type of weather to expect. […]

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National Trust faces climate change future

4. January 2011

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It was eight years ago that the Trust first expressed their concerns about climate change in the garden with the publication of the inspirational Gardening in Global Greenhouse paper (2002). http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-gardening_global_greenhouse_summary.pdf It is even more relevent today and hopefully will become the guide for the UK horticultural industry to follow a greener path in the future. Check out […]

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Brighten your day with a nursery visit

3. January 2011

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Brighten your day with a nursery visit

At this time of year when all is grey and drab in the UK, many specialist plant nurseries offer excellent sales to tempt you back into the garden. One of my favourite place to buy architectural plants in London has just started its annual sale .Its really wiorth a look at some of the excellent […]

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Climate Change sceptics please read

2. January 2011

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/?report=global http://www.dbcca.com/dbcca/EN/investment-research/investment_research_2355.jsp

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French urban gardening

4. December 2010

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The urban gardening trend that’s greening up cities all over the world arrived in Paris recently. Four giant, plant-filled displays throughout Paris gave visitors an immersive dose of green, oxygen-rich life during these darker winter days. http://springwise.com/weekly/2010-12-01.htm#mabulleetmoi

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Coldest November night for 25 years

30. November 2010

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Coldest November night for 25 years

This week the UK experienced its coldest November night for a quarter of a century –  temperatures of -17.3C were recorded in Llysdinam, Wales http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/28/cold-weather-snow-winter For some veg this cold weather  is good news as it helps their flavour to develop: Brassicas, such as brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, turnips, winter radish and kale will all […]

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