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4. July 2018

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For the past ten years this green blog has successfully used gardens & plants to communicate key climate change messages. Without doubt THE biggest challenge for communicating climate change effectively is how to engage people with this pressing local & global issue without using complicated scientific data or images of polar bears, melting ice caps and remote […]

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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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How to create a micro-climate in your garden

17. September 2016

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Growing bananas in the UK certainly takes on new heights when you see what a micro climate can produce. These 20 year old gigantic banana plants  remain outside in The Exotic Garden in Norwich during UK winters although, when the temperatures really drop, they are protected with fleece and straw. What exactly is a micro climate? A […]

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How do you garden in a changing climate?

15. August 2016

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Gardening and uncertain weather have always gone together but never more so now that extreme weather is bringing unpredictable seasons and shifting climate patterns to our private and public green spaces. How do you garden in a changing climate? Are you finding new ways to plant and manage your garden? Do you find the weather […]

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Near Future Garden highlights climate change at RHS Hampton Court 2016

7. July 2016

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Climate Gardens is delighted to announce that they have received an RHS Gold Medal for an environmental Conceptual Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show this year. Near Future Garden encouraged visitors to observe climate change in their back gardens whilst thinking positively about how to improve their carbon foot-print. This innovative garden conveys the […]

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Climate Change in public gardens

1. July 2016

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Visit a great website to find out about how American public parks and gardens are adapting to climate change. With YOUtopia, you can learn about the impacts of climate change in gardens and the many things that are being done to help prevent or prepare for it. Discover empowering personal and civic choices and practical […]

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Biochar soil enhancer for carbon storage

23. March 2016

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Would you be interested in using a soil enhancer that produces bigger and better plants whilst also helping to reduce your carbon foot-print? Enriched Biochar can deliver both these results. What is Biochar? Biochar is a carbon rich form of charcoal, specifically designed as an application to soil offering long-term benefits, whilst improving plant health. […]

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

3. September 2015

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

Will Giles from the Exotic Garden in Norwich suggests ways to maximise your garden.  http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/about-the-garden/ Traditional gardens with herbaceous borders come to a crescendo in June and early July and then gently wither and fade into their autumn colours. Many years ago I also used the more traditional border planting that goes with this style […]

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Greening grey Britain

27. July 2015

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A decade ago only 7% of people thought plants were important in our streets and public places to stimulate the senses; today that has risen to 29%. The number of people who think plants are valuable to reflect the changing seasons has doubled, and those of us who believe plants are important to provide year-round […]

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Hottest July day ever in UK

1. July 2015

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The UK has experienced its hottest July day since records began  after a temperature of 36.7c was recorded at Heathrow today. London was even hotter than Athens, Miami and Rio.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11711602/Britain-swelters-in-hottest-July-day-for-160-years.html The intense heatwave could be a taste of things to come as climate change increases and extreme weather takes hold. Check out how the UK […]

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