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Care for drought loving plants

23. March 2011

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BLOG TWO FOR CLIMATE WEEK: Drought tolerant plants are easy to care for in summer but how do they survive UK winters? Remember that hotter, longer summers and wetter shorter winters that are associated with climate change can be accompanied by very cold snaps – just like the UK experienced in the recent winters of 2009 […]

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Save Water in your garden

22. March 2011

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Save Water in your garden

Here is my first Climate Week blog with 10 easy things that HELP PRESERVE WATER IN YOUR GARDEN. 1. Get a water metre installed http://www.which.co.uk/environment-and-saving-energy/environment-and-greener-living/guides/switching-to-a-water-meter/ 2. Autumn planting is better than summer as plants require less water to establish themselves 3. Very good organic manure mulched in late winter will help retain soil moisture in […]

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Climate Week 21-27th March

21. March 2011

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Some words from the organisers…. Climate Week is a supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. It is for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future. Climate Week will shine a spotlight on the many positive steps […]

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Spring is sprung!

20. March 2011

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Spring is sprung!

Its gardening time again! Thousands of gardeners are stirring and millions of seeds are being planted. Here are some specialist seed companies for inspiration: Would love to know any YOU have discovered? Buy seeds Lettuce, aubergine and other Italian delights http://www.seedsofitaly.com/catalogue/4 Heirloom Tomatoeshttp://www.localharvest.org/store/heirloom-tomato-seeds.jsp – USA Carrots http://www.simplyseed.co.uk/carrot-seeds/carrot-seeds-chatenay-red-core.html Beans and brasicas http://www.realseeds.co.uk/beans.html Unusual ideas http://www.suffolkherbs.com/kolist/1/SPROUTING+SEEDS Organic […]

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Super Moon planting

19. March 2011

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Super Moon planting

Tonight the moon will be the closest it has been to the earth for almost 20 years. I had a great view of it last night walking through St James Park in London  as it hovered over the Blue lights of the Wheel and the  face of Big Ben casting its energy over the nodding […]

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Bombs of Seeds

18. March 2011

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Bombs of Seeds

Lets not talk of war in Libya rather turn our attention to  creating beauty in abandoned spaces by throwing flower bombs of seeds. Our planet is a precious organism that needs our help to survive and we need to wake up to this responsibility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_bombing Here are examples from Guerilla Gardening of the sorts of […]

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Mrs Obama busy in kitchen garden

17. March 2011

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The White House Garden began its third growing season this week as Michelle Obama planted seeds and plants from Thomas Jefferson’s vast vegetable garden. “The greatest service which can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture,” Thomas Jefferson, America’s foremost presidential gardener, once said. First Lady Michelle Obama’s version of that pronouncement […]

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RHS helps Grow Your Own

15. March 2011

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RHS helps Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own weekends 26-27 March Visit the RHS gardens for expert advice on growing fruit and veg. Pick up your free starter pack (first-come, first-served) which will tell you how to get involved in the Great RHS Vegetable Challenge. iPhone app Have you downloaded the Grow Your Own iPhone app yet? The free app […]

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Share your garden?

14. March 2011

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Share your garden?

All over the UK people are realising the financial and health benefits of growing their own produce as food prices rise and finances are restricted by many factors.One idea  if you dont have a garden or allotment to plant your produce  is to join one of the many Garden sharing schemes being set up: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/gardening/article-1365990/Not-got-vegetable-patch-Take-neighbours-garden-sharing-scheme.html

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Is Climate chaos linked to moon?

13. March 2011

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Is Climate chaos linked to moon?

Are the number of  earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the last few weeks linked to the fact that the moon is heading towards its closest approach to Earth in almost 20 years on 19th March. It appears that previous supermoons took place in 1955, 1974 and 1992  – all years that had extreme weather events. […]

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