Cultivation Street

Archive for February 2018

The Top 10 Spring Plants to keep Pollinating insects

Introduction Bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and many other pollinators emerge when the weather warms up, but pollen and nectar can be hard to come by. A huge number of plants rely entirely on bees and other insects for pollination, and yet population numbers are declining. But you can help them with your garden! Many insect…

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How to write a press release

Press releases are how journalists receive information about news stories that they may want to feature in their publication. Creating them is a very useful skill if you have a story or an event that you would like to get the word out about, perhaps through a local newspaper, radio station or website. But if…

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Ambassador Story – Aylett Nurseries

Ambassador Story – Aylett Nurseries Louise Canfield from Aylett Nurseries talks to Cultivation Street Who are you and where do you work? My name is Louise Canfield and I am the Garden Centre Ambassador at Aylett Nurseries in St Albans. What does being an Ambassador mean for you? Being an Ambassador supports our efforts to…

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Ambassador Story – Coletta & Tyson

Ambassador Story – Coletta & Tyson Kelly Beazer from Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre talks to Cultivation Street Who are you and where do you work? I am Kelly Beazer and I work at Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre in Woodmansey, Beverley. What does being an Ambassador mean for you? Being an Ambassador means to…

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School Story – The Patch, St Francis School, Dundee

School Story – The Patch, St Francis School, Dundee Introduction St Francis School in Dundee are developing a community family allotment through building partnerships and bringing communities together to develop knowledge and gain skills for life in all aspects of nutrition and food. The garden is called The Patch, and the groups of children that…

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Community Story – Incredible Edible Dunstable

Community Story – Incredible Edible Dunstable Introduction The Incredible Edible Dunstable community garden in Bedfordshire won £1000 in National Garden Gift Vouchers last year in the Cultivation Street annual competition, and they have gotten in touch to tell us how they are doing and some of the things that they have been able to add…

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Community Story – St John’s (Brecon) Well-Being Project

Community Story – St John’s Pedre Close Introduction St John’s Pedre Close is a community garden in Brecon with a real focus on providing affordable produce for the local community and teaching and encouraging people to eat healthier. A grant from Oakdale Trust helped get the group started, and it operates at a community centre…

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Community Story – Magheralin Community Association

Community Story – Magheralin Community Association Introduction David Briggs tells us that the village of Magheralin in Northern Ireland had little in the way of community spirit before the Magheralin Community Association was formed in May 2014. Over the last few years, however, community gardening and other group activities have transformed the village. It has…

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Digging techniques to aid you and your garden

Digging in the garden is something we do all the time, whether it’s for planting new trees or turning over soil, but many people don’t realise that a bad digging technique can put you at risk of injury. The best time to dig is from October through to December- this can be difficult as the…

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Spring Advice from Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre

Now is the time to clean and repair your garden tools; book the lawn mower in for a service and check garden furniture for any rot or damage. When it is warm enough to brave the elements, treat sheds, fences and trellis with wood preservative; brushes and rollers are fine for most things, however a…

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