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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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How climate change might affect our bees

1. May 2015

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Climate change has serious implications for bees.An article by Mark Patterson, Forage Officer at the London Beekeepers Association explains how extreme weather can affect their survival. What is climate change and what are the issues around it? To understand how climate change will potentially affect our pollinators we first must ask ‘what is climate change?’  Simply put […]

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Summer solar power

5. August 2013

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  This wonderfully warm UK summer is not just a  great boost for our gardens but  the solar power market is really heating up. Long sunny spells and a surge in people installing PV panels has resulted in record level of solar power generation. The Met Office said it was too early to say whether […]

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Green Roofs Guest Blog

19. December 2012

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Is it Time to Rethink Green Roof Planting?       Latest research suggests sedums may not be best This is the first Guest Blog from Tijana Blanusa,  a  researcher  at the RHS who specialises in Sustainable Gardening. I recently published the results of my research that sedums may not be the best performers for helping […]

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Tropical Plants for summer gardening

27. June 2012

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Tropical Plants for summer gardening

After a miserable month of wet and cold weather, the UK is just starting to warm up with temperatures of 22 – 27c expected this week in London. Time to take advantage of all that rain and the muggy temperatures by transfering your garden into a tropical paradise for the next few months. In this […]

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Veg Gardening and climate change

24. March 2012

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Veg Gardening and climate change

This guest post has been written by Peter Kearney who created and runs the excellent City Food Growers web-site from Brisbane in Australia. Peter uses his horticultural knowledge and practical experience to explain how vegetable gardens can adapt to changing temperatures and unpredictable weather. Being in tune with your local climate is one of most […]

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Food Gardening with Attitude

19. March 2012

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Food Gardening with Attitude

Cultivating your food gardening attitude Here are some inspirational words for growing your own produce from  Australian Peter Kearney of City Food Growers It is very easy to be consumed by all the tasks and challenges of growing food with organic methods. In fact, for many gardeners, their early excitement fades as the challenges mount. […]

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