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How your garden can help beat climate change

3. March 2017

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How your garden can help beat climate change

You may have noticed that our seasons are becoming confused and increasingly unpredictable. If you have a garden you will regularly observe the effects of unseasonal and extreme weather on plants and wildlife. The good news is that your garden can help to combat these changes – particularly if they are in the city as […]

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

2. March 2017

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Plant trees to tackle climate change

Trees are vital to the future of our planet as they soak up carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change Wherever you live in the world please think about where you can plant more trees – they are beautiful and easy to look after as long as you choose the right tree for the right soil […]

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Climate change affecting seasons

1. March 2017

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A report published by the University of Southampton confirms that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later and Spring is starting earlier in the northern hemisphere. This has huge implications for UK , European and USA gardeners. The project was led by University of Southampton Professor of Geography Peter Atkinson, who worked […]

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

17. August 2016

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Growing season in UK boosted by a month

The UK growing season for plants is longer than at any time since records began in 1772 extending the range of flowers and vegetables that can be grown successfully in the UK. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/growing-season Six of the ten longest growing seasons have also occurred within the last 30 years During the last 10 years the ‘plant’ […]

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How do you garden in a changing climate?

15. August 2016

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Gardening and uncertain weather have always gone together but never more so now that extreme weather is bringing unpredictable seasons and shifting climate patterns to our private and public green spaces. How do you garden in a changing climate? Are you finding new ways to plant and manage your garden? Do you find the weather […]

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How to create a micro-climate in your garden

2. August 2016

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Growing bananas in the UK certainly takes on new heights when you see what a micro climate can produce. These 20 year old gigantic banana plants  remain outside in The Exotic Garden in Norwich during UK winters although, when the temperatures really drop, they are protected with fleece and straw. What exactly is a micro climate? A […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

3. January 2016

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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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Will Giles – The Greatest Exotic Gardener

14. September 2015

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Will Giles was one of the greatest advocates for exotic gardening in the UK. Sadly Will is no longer with us but his vast experience and extensive knowledge of exotic gardening in the UK will live on forever. Will Giles was a leading pioneer for UK exotic gardening and to evidence his passion, he created an exceptional exotic garden in the heart of Norwich. Protected […]

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

3. September 2015

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How to have a beautiful garden all summer

Will Giles from the Exotic Garden in Norwich suggests ways to maximise your garden.  http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/about-the-garden/ Traditional gardens with herbaceous borders come to a crescendo in June and early July and then gently wither and fade into their autumn colours. Many years ago I also used the more traditional border planting that goes with this style […]

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Hottest July day ever in UK

1. July 2015

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The UK has experienced its hottest July day since records began  after a temperature of 36.7c was recorded at Heathrow today. London was even hotter than Athens, Miami and Rio.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11711602/Britain-swelters-in-hottest-July-day-for-160-years.html The intense heatwave could be a taste of things to come as climate change increases and extreme weather takes hold. Check out how the UK […]

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