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Guerilla Gardening

15. March 2013

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Guerilla Gardening is a radical way of planting up unused urban spaces for communities to enjoy. Watch this amazing video to appreciate how powerful this can be for inner cities. http://transitionculture.org/2013/03/13/ron-finley-a-guerilla-gardener-in-south-central-la/

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Coldest UK March for 27 years

13. March 2013

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March certainly belongs to winter this year and has not heralded the start of spring as we normally expect.The spring bulbs are shivering in very cold temperatures with snow covering much of the UK as the coldest March for 27 years spreads its icy grip across the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/03/11/coldest-march-day-since-1986_n_2853592.html Looks like this freeze is set […]

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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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Work your Water Butt this winter

10. March 2013

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                                         How well do you work your butt? Your water butt that is… A survey 3 years ago by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust  found that nearly two thirds of gardeners said they had a water […]

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Climate Week – from orchards to vineyards

2. March 2013

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 Surviving climate change in the “Garden of England” Agriculture in the “garden of England” may be dramatically different in the decades to come but, with the right planning, farmers will be able to adapt to the challenges of climate change. That’s the message from Professor Chris Atkinson of the University of Greenwich who will be […]

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Climate Week 2013

2. March 2013

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Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society. Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, […]

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Climate Change Gardening in USA

18. February 2013

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“A Moment Too Soon: Gardeners and Climate Change   A Science Backgrounder   For a .pdf with full citations and links, click here. “Season Creep” and Its Impacts   As the planet warms, signs of spring are arriving sooner, while winters are becoming shorter and milder. This phenomenon is informally known as “season creep” in that […]

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Hike in water bills = get a water metre

13. February 2013

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Its not just Londoners who face rising water bills as the UKs water supply is likely to worsen with a growing population and changes to the UK’s rainfall as a result of climate change. http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property_news/money/londonersfacehikeinwaterbills.html Switching to a water meter saves the average family about £50 a year – and double that most for single people. […]

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Waterlogged and flooded gardens

12. February 2013

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Rain and wet weather have always been part of the UKs weather patterns but in recent years, changes in our seasons and an unpredictable climate mean that torrential downpours and weeks of rain have become more frequent. Last year was the second wettest recorded in the past hundred years. This winter, as in spring and […]

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RHS updates hardiness rating system

10. February 2013

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The RHS is helping gardeners to adapt to our weird weather and the lower temperatures now experienced each winter. The Society has introduced a new, improved hardiness rating system to give gardeners a clearer idea of the temperatures specific plants can tolerate. The seven-rating system will replace the current four-step scale, which was developed in the 1960s, […]

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