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Our Climate is Changing and your Garden will be affected

RHS Climate Change Report 2017A new report shows that issues surrounding climate change are more pressing than ever, and gardeners have an important role to play writes Royal Horticultural Society staff member Eleanor Webster:

'In February 2016, I joined the RHS Science team as the charity's first ever Climate Scientist. Immediately there was lots to think about, for example: how are gardeners being affected by climate change? If so, how are they adapting? What advice do gardeners need to help with adaptation?

The decision was made to face these questions head-on, and delve into the science to see what can be done.

"We also had a social scientist on board, who conducted a survey of amateur and professional gardeners in relation to their experiences and perceptions of climate change. The results were remarkable, and this led to reading one scientific paper, and then another until eventually, the RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report was born.'

We all know that our climate is changing as we do not have true seasons anymore.  A bit like 34 days without any rain to speak of in the month of April....

Read more from The RHS report here



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