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Climate change belief weathers storms

1. February 2011

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The public’s belief in global warming as a man-made danger has weathered the storm of climate controversies and cold weather intact, according to a survey published in the Guardian yesterday. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/31/public-belief-climate-change

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RHS modernisation tackles climate change

24. January 2011

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The RHS has stated that one of  its prime objectives in the future  is to help gardeners become more environmentally sustainable. This welcome new direction is being promoted by its new Director General Sue Biggs: “Whether or not you accept climate change is man made there is lots of evidence that we have a more […]

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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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Coldest uk december for 120 years

31. December 2010

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December was offically the coldest for 120 years. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coldest-december-for-120-years-2173360.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12078425 Scientists are also suggesting that there may be more extreme winters like this as a result of global warming, They have established a link between the cold, snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic and warn that long periods of freezing […]

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Why is it so cold?

23. December 2010

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Why is it so cold?

The Met office explains why the UK is gripped by freeeeeezing weather: “Normally, our winds come from the west keeping our winters relatively mild. However, during November (like last winter) we have seen a large area of high pressure develop in the Atlantic, causing a ‘block’ to the westerly winds that tend to keep us […]

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Snow in UK gardens

25. November 2010

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I have just returned from a glorious 3 week trip enjoying 28c in Australia and New Zealand to find the UK about to experience its first freeze of winter 2010. I think gardeners were hoping for a reprieve from the damaging affects of frost and cold after last winters artic conditions. Suppose that is the […]

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Capital Growth Training

1. November 2010

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There is just one course left this year on the Get Growing training programme, so book quickly to avoid disappointment. Email [email protected] for booking info and to reserve a place. (Discounts available for London Food LInk members and Capital Growth spaces) http://www.capitalgrowth.org/ Permaculture Design Taster  Saturday 27th November 2010 (10.30am-1pm) This workshop is ideal for […]

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Sunshine on an Autumn Day

19. October 2010

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Sunshine on an Autumn Day

It may be the middle of October but in SE England many plants are still offering delightful flowers to delight the senses. I took these shots today on The Village Allotment where the summer veg is long past its best but the grapes are looking exceptionally ripe and juicy. We’ve had some lovely days of […]

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Yorkshire gardens

11. October 2010

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It is not only gardens in Southern England that are changing as a result of the climate shifting  –  local nurserymen in Yorkshire are now growing lemons and oranges in unheated greenhouses all year  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8012465.stm

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