Climate Change and Our Gardens         Lucy Hartley       Jan 2023


References from the slide show

Peat extraction


Greenhouse Effect


IPCC and UN Reports, Climate and Biodiversity


Met.  Office and Climate Change Visualisation Tool


Contribution of Gardens and Connectivity

Graph of Carbon capture in Leicester from this book:  Environmental Horticulture: Science and Management of Green Landscapes” (Modular Texts) 2016 by Ross Cameron and James Hitchmough Based (I believe) from this research:

Bee health and gardens from the same book, Research ref:


Recording your contribution to Biodiversity


Beaver Reintroduction UK


Wildlife Trusts History of Nature Protection Summary

A world richer in nature - RSPB › downloads › documents

Positive Nature Plan for the UK written by the RSPB



Nitrous Oxide



Pollution and Pollinators


Natural Fertilisers

“Creating a Forest Garden”  by Martin Crawford, 2012


Pet flea treatment

Fiprinol and imidacloprid (the latter, a neonicotinoid, now banned in farming) are highly damaging pesticides and can transfer from your pet into water eg from swimming in ponds or into plants and therefore pollen through urine. Instead, wash pet blankets regularly to remove eggs or look for treatments which use Dimethicone, a non toxic ‘glue’ which immobilises fleas. Soap bars with neem oil are said to deter insects – but neem oil is also harmful as a pesticide.

“The dose recommended for a medium-sized dog each month is enough to kill sixty million honey bees” from ‘Silent Earth’  by  Proff. Dave Goulson, Sussex University 2022


Pollinator Pathmaker Tool


Sowing a Meadow, Sourcing British Natives

“Sowing Beauty” by James Hitchmough, 2017


Green Roof Guide

Cluckingham Palace – part of Blog by Jan:


Rain Gardens

“Creating Rain Gardens”  by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher, 2012  (NB written for an American audience)

Inner-City Sheffield


Plants and Climate Change


NASA Earth temperature maps


Miscl other recommended reading

Anything by Dave Goulson – all his books are based around invertebrates mostly and are very easy to read, educational and entertaining.

A Wonder in the Garden  by Dr Tony Kendle

There is no Planet B” by Mike Berners-Lee