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Archive for June 2018

Tricks to hide your wheelie bin

Where would we be without our beloved wheelie bins? Long gone are the small, lift-and-carry bins of old, replaced by these gloriously practical, gigantic bins on wheels. There’s just one small problem… wheelie bins aren’t exactly the prettiest things to have gracing your front lawn. Wheelie bin storage units and woven screens If you have…

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Edible High Town

My names Sam Willis and I’m involved in the Edible High Town Community Garden! My only real experience of gardening prior to this project was hoeing weeds in my grandad’s garden and mowing his lawn. However, since moving to High Town, Luton, I became aware of the amount of neglected green spaces around my local…

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10x Greener

UPDATE: On the 27th May 2018 – 10x Greener hit their huge target of £7,500 in just several months!  The crowd funding page received backing from many online social media accounts, as well as both local and national newspapers. The money raised is being used to fund a skilled community gardener that will support residents…

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Enjoy the outdoors- Clean Air Day 2018!

It’s a well-known fact that being out in the fresh air is good for both mind and body, and what better reason to get outdoors and enjoy exploring somewhere new than Clean Air Day (21st June 2018). No matter where you live, there’s a national park waiting to be explored that’s not too far away…

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Crafty creative ways to water your plants!

Watering cans and hosepipes are the backbone of any gardener’s watering kit, but there are plenty of other creative ways you can water your plants. Here are some crafty ideas to help water your plants, both indoors and out, that the children can help you make!  Bottle sprinkler This crafty watering technique is cheap, brilliant…

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Effective Watering Tips

Keeping plants well-watered is really important – it’s absolutely vital that they receive enough moisture every day in order to grow and thrive – and if there’s been no rain, it’s up to us to supply that water. Top tips Add organic material, such as well-rotted manure, when planting – this gives natural moisture-retentive properties…

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Companion Planting

Companion planting is an old favourite. It’s a brilliant idea – growing one plant near to another, to increase productivity, visual effect or plant health overall – but how can we apply the idea to our own gardens, window boxes or allotments? If you’re growing flowers, fruit or vegetables, you’ll have known the disappointment when…

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Adding Summer colours to borders

If your borders are less than beautiful now that the glorious summer months are here, don’t panic – there are plenty of quick-fix and longer-lasting options to brighten them up! Adding colour is so easily done, and it’s super-easy to choose your favourites at this time of year, now that summer-flowering varieties are in full…

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Pilot project offering £500 to schools takes off!

The Moseley in Bloom schools project Moseley in Bloom has a new initiative to develop partnerships with local schools. The team at Moseley in Bloom want to encourage pupils, teachers, parents and governors to work together to create and sustain ‘greening’ projects on school sites. Their hope is that these projects will inspire pupils to…

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Goldthorpe Primary School

Introduction The Goldthorpe Primary School in Barnsley, South Yorkshire has a very special asset – their very own school allotment, where the pupils are able to take part in growing plants and learning about the natural world. The allotment has become an important resource which is tied into the curriculum and has also become a…

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