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US gardeners guide to global warming/ weirding?

8. June 2009

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The effects of climate change on American gardens varies enormously from one State to the next: http://www.nwf.org/gardenersguide/ Garden writer Anne Raver of  The New York Times was the first to label the trend as “global weirding”” http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2008-04-01/Hardiness-Zone-Changes.aspx

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World Environment Day highlights Climate Change

5. June 2009

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World Environment Day highlights Climate Change

The theme for WED 2009 is ‘Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change’. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests. Visit http://twitter.com/unepandyou to […]

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Ailing American economy fuels veggie mania

2. May 2009

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Ailing American economy fuels veggie mania

Mr Barack Obama has been a busy man during his first 100 days in office – just like his fellow countrymen. Thousands of Americans are digging up their lawns to plant vegetables as the financial crisis tightens its grip even further. The National Gardening Association Of America estimates that seven million more American households will […]

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Obama’s REAL dilema – veggie garden at the White House?

21. April 2009

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Obama’s REAL dilema – veggie garden at the White House?

As if saving the world was not enough for President Obama, it appears that even in his own home the pressure is on to take major decisions – about what to grow in his garden. This interesting article by Adrian Higgins from the Washington Post  explains the dilema Mr Obama is currently facing. So, you […]

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Americans are no April Fools as they dig for victory

21. April 2009

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Americans are no April Fools as they dig for victory

President Obama is in London today to share his vision for how (and if!) we can dig our way out of an enormous economic hole. Back home his fellow countrymen are also digging – in their gardens! It seems Americans are taking note of their inspirational leader’s self sufficiency at the White House and transforming […]

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Greener shoots in economic crisis

21. April 2009

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Greener shoots in economic crisis

  London may be suffering from an economic melt-down but it is also a fertile seed bed for green ideas. The current Mayor, Boris Johnson,  does not necessarily spring to mind when you think about gardening, but it seems that he has realised the value of vegetable gardens: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/nov/04/boris-london The Mayor is also supporting the excellent Capital […]

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Kitchen Garden tips from America

19. March 2009

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Kitchen Garden tips from America

The Obamas continue to inspire  the green revolution on the American homefront. First lady Michelle Obama broke the ground today on a new garden near the fountain on the South Lawn that will supply the White House kitchen. She was joined by students from Bancroft Elementary School in the District of Columbia. The children will […]

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Barack Obama – the Green God?

5. November 2008

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The President-elect brings new optimism about the future of climate change issues in the USA . Will his appointment herald the green light for radical environmental reform?  Mr Obama’s plans are certainly ambitious and long overdue. The energy and enthusiasm he inspires is what America and the rest of the world desperately needs to make […]

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Letter from America

26. April 2008

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Hi Debbie, Is now late morning on Friday 25th April and this is the first time I have had a chance to actually sit down at my laptop. Like the good old UK – the weather here is very unpredictable. I am staying at a well known nursery in this neck of the woods called […]

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Climate Change in US gardens

13. April 2008

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Climate Change in US gardens

One of my biggest inspirations for exotic plants is The Exotic Garden in Norwich. Created by its owner, Will Giles, this is a hidden oasis of tropical and exotic plants from all over the world located right in the centre of Norwich – in fact it is just down the road from Delia Smith’s beloved […]

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