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Sally Morgan and Kim Stoddard’s new gardening book The Climate Change Garden takes a fresh look at our gardens, allotments and growing spaces. It’s no longer gardening as usual. Already, we are already seeing changes to our climate – the earliest spring, the mildest winter, the wettest year, while new pests and diseases are reported each year. Our gardens can take years to mature so what should we be planting now if our gardens in 10, 20 and 30 years ahead have any chance of surviving climate change?
Kim and Sally look at the potential problems ahead and give down-to-earth advice on how you can work towards a climate change resilient garden. They guide you through:
- Improving your soil and implementing water-saving measures
- Designing a garden that can cope with extreme weather events, such as torrential rain, drought, storm-force winds and more
- Creating a resilient veg plot
- Planting a climate change orchard
- Redesigning your flower garden to be climate-change proof
James Campbell, Chief Executive of Garden Organic says:”Over recent years it has become evident that climate change is not a worry for future generations, or one that will affect far flung countries – we are witnessing weather extremes in our everyday lives, and they are nowhere more evident than in our gardens and allotments. Gardeners are finding themselves battling against drought, flooding, heatwaves, high winds and extreme cold on a regular basis. This positive and practical book not only gives growers valuable insight into how to deal with extremes when they occur, but also the simple steps that can be taken throughout the year to build a garden resilient to these challenges. And of course it explores how we can all garden in a sustainable way that will not further exacerbate climate change. This really is a must read for all environmentally-friendly gardeners wanting to achieve a fruitful and future-proof growing space to enjoy whatever the weather.”
Alison Lever who blogs as The Blackberry Garden wrote: “The issues are not skirted around and clear advice is given; however this is also not a scary, panic-inducing book. Sally and Kim explain the problem, they explain that we do have to take it seriously but then give us clear advice and ways forward. For me the important message is about making changes now so that we can continue to grow in our gardens in a sustainable way”. You can read Alison’s review here
Product details: Published by Green Rocket Books. ISBN 978-1916015302, paperback, 210mmx210mm, 224 pages, full colour. UK Postage and packing included. Packages are posted via Royal Mail and take 3-4 days. If you live outside of the UK shipping costs will be extra.