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Gardeners key to observing climate change

28. August 2019

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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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Gardening in a changing climate

25. August 2019

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Gardening in a changing climate

Gardeners are at the front line of the battle to save our gardens and green spaces if the weather continues to change as predicted by the Met Office. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide/climate-change Here are some simple tips you can follow to help your garden  thrive in a changing climate: Choose wind and drought tolerant plants such as geranium, […]

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Plant Trees for a changing climate

17. July 2019

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          Climate change is happening now in your back garden and trees are the best weapon we have to fight the increase in carbon dioxide linked to a changing climate. As a result, long-lived trees that you plant now will have to deal with a different climate when they mature. Hotter […]

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Climate Change gardening in Australia

27. March 2016

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This guest post from Mackenzie Fox who lives in Brisbane, Queensland explains the range of challenges facing Australian gardeners as the climate changes: Gardening and Climate Change in Australia The Australian continent seems to have been hit harder by emerging climate change than the rest of the world. As the planet gets warmer, there are […]

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Climate change seeds saved for future crops

23. July 2013

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An international operation has been launched to save seeds from wild plants which scientists believe will be crucial in protecting crops from the potentially devastating impact of climate change. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23410177?print=true How best to feed a growing population in a changing climate is fiercely debated with many new and emerging research fields hoping to provide a […]

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Gardening on the internet?

11. March 2013

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How do you use the internet for gardening advice/ information? Do you belong to gardening forums? If yes, which ones? Or maybe you just search for the information you need? Where do you learn about what grows well in your climate/ area and what does not? Looking to hear about how you garden on the net […]

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Australian heatwave linked to climate change?

18. January 2013

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With temperatures in Sydney currently reaching record highs of almost 46c, a major debate is running about why this is happening and if it is now part of the pattern of extreme weather associated with climate change. Australians are used to extremes but research suggests that the number of extreme weather events and the range […]

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Met Office and weird weather effects on gardens

18. January 2013

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Waking up to snow this morning in South East England and reading  yesterday that Sydney experienced its hottest day on record with temperatures reaching nearly 46C . Surely this proves  that our weather is seriously shifting as a result of climate change? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21072347 http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/ Read what predictions the Met Office are making about the effect […]

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Is our weather getting worse?

5. January 2013

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  2012 was the second wettest year on record in the UK and the wettest ever in England according to the Met Office. The downpours that caused more than 8,000 UK homes and businesses to suffer flooding led to a total of 1,330.7mm of rain for the year, just 6.6mm short of the wettest UK year recorded in 2000 (1337.3mm). […]

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Transition time in 2013

1. January 2013

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Happy 2013 to all my visitors and visitors to be! My first blog this year is about  transition and the power of change. Everyone experiences change at some point in their lives – it can expand and enhance our  hopes and ambitions. Change in our gardens is also a never ending cycle .It constantly brings […]

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