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Hurricane Irene and climate change

26. August 2011

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Hurricane Irene is the first major hurricane of the 2011 season and is currently a category three storm, packing winds of 115mph (185km/h), and  now 580 miles (933km) wide.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14674374 A state of emergency has now been declared in five American states.John Cangialosi from the National Hurricane Centre in Florida, told the BBC the storm was “what […]

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Americans dig deeper

1. August 2011

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Whilst politicians in Washington debate the future of the American deficit, it appears that across the country, citizens are discovering inventive ways to support themselves by growing more and more of their own food. Urban Farming is the new American craze being driven by people’s craving for a connection to their food source and for […]

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Global Pick Your Own

29. July 2011

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If you just don’t have the time or inclination to grow your own fruit and veg, do visit this amazing site which lists hundreds of Pick your Own sites in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This is a great way to know where your food is coming from with out […]

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The Weather Makers

18. July 2011

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The Weather Makers

UK is certainly getting its share of weird weather this summer after the amazing spring heatwave. Unpredictable weather patterns bringing drought, floods and storms to countries across the world are predicted to become the norm as the planet warms. I have always found the confusing facts and evidence hard to work through but would recommend […]

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Mrs Obama busy in kitchen garden

17. March 2011

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The White House Garden began its third growing season this week as Michelle Obama planted seeds and plants from Thomas Jefferson’s vast vegetable garden. “The greatest service which can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture,” Thomas Jefferson, America’s foremost presidential gardener, once said. First Lady Michelle Obama’s version of that pronouncement […]

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Calling All International Gardeners!

5. March 2011

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Calling All International Gardeners!

I am currently having some very interesting gardening experiences: 1. My kitchen window is still littered with seed packets.Every time I look into the garden it is cold, cloudy and miserable with a distinct lack of sunlight and warmth. Nothing tempts me outdoors to expose my beautiful tiny seedlings to the mixed delights of an […]

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Winter ends in a month – hurray!

20. February 2011

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Winter ends in a month – hurray!

Anyone feel like the dark days and miserable weather is going on forever in the UK? What we need now is a burst of bright sun instead of rain and cloud to inspire creativity and action in the garden. Officially, there is still another month to go before winter ends: “Astronomically, the winter solstice, being […]

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Treehugger catches US rainwater story

18. February 2011

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One of the best green blogs  is produced by Treehugger which  is the leading US media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. You can always  find  find an interesting story. Like this one about how California is trying to use all the water it has to cope with a growing population and water sources maxed […]

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Top ten climate change apps

20. January 2011

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Ten ways to keep in touch with the changing climate on your mobile http://www.greenchipstocks.com/articles/top-10-climate-change-apps/1222

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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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