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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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Kew Australian walkabout at British Museum

28. July 2011

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Kew Australian walkabout at British Museum

Australian plants are enjoying a UK summer in a spectacular display outside the British Museum in London as part of the Australian Walkabout Season organised with Kew Gardens from April to October. This wonderful display showcases the rich biodiversity of Australia, and how these fragile systems are under threat from land usage and climate change.This […]

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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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RHS Grow your Own Facebook advice

15. June 2011

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RHS Grow your Own Facebook advice

The UK Grow your Own season is steaming ahead over the next week with the long hours of daylight continuing up until Midsummers Day on 21st June. The longer days combined with some welcome rain  in the South  is making my veggies really put on a growth spurt. It is great to grow your own […]

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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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Green Sydney

7. November 2010

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Green Sydney

Arrived in Sydney today to be greeted by a warm welcome at the City’s 30 acre botanical gardens – an invitation to sit on the grass, smell the roses and chill out with the wildlife. These beautiful gardens have over million preserved plant specimens including some exceptionally rare examples collected at Botany Bay in 1770 […]

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Old flowers help future climate change studies

22. September 2010

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Flowers picked up to 150 years ago in Victorian England show that old collections of pressed plants around the world can help the study of climate change, scientists said today: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51655320100922

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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

19. August 2010

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Charles’ Green Garden Party suggests shorter showers

                             Prince Charles is using his new green campaign to urge everyone to take shorter showers.   Start, an initiative from the Prince’s Charities Foundation, has published 20 easy ways to go green as part of his 12-day festival of imaginative ways […]

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Weather chaos and climate change

17. August 2010

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Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia and record temperatures across the USA during summer 2010 raises the question whether these far-flung disasters are connected and if global warming is causing such weather extremes. The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably. “The climate is changing,” said Jay Lawrimore, chief […]

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