Masefield Community Garden Published in the Sunday Mirror In a world that is getting ever more conscious about the environment and how to conserve natural resources, it is only expected that this will replicate into community gardening too. Many of the gardens that enter the Cultivation Street community garden competition, sponsored by Calliope, are conscious…

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St Albans School Garden Published in the Sunday Mirror Gardens of all sizes provide us with the opportunity to get outdoors, get our hands dirty and learn some new skills. But these spaces can also have a positive impact of the local wildlife and the wider eco system. You don’t need to spend a great…

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Spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips are easy to grow you simply dig a hole, pop them in and wait!  They are time bombs, which are ready and waiting to explode with scent and colour just as you wake up from the ‘big sleep’. Let’s delve into five fantastic bulbs that you can get planting…

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Louise Canfield Aylett Nurseries Published in the Sunday Mirror In an age of technology and convenience, we have become somewhat disconnected with where our food come from. This is particularly true of younger generations. School and community gardens are working hard to educate young people on how their food is produced and show them how…

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Rudbeckia Commonly known as black-eyed susan’s, with their signature black centres and bright leafy yellows the Rudbeckia are a hardy easy to grow plant. Native to North America, they have the ability to keep flowering before the frost hits, bringing a splash of sunshine to your garden for many months. Where to plant Rudbeckia’s thrive…

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Hilltop Garden Store Published in the Sunday Mirror Getting outside and exploring nature is great for kids! It not only teaches them new skills and educate them about the world around them, but it also has proven benefits to their health and wellbeing. If you want a helping hand in inspiring your little ones, your…

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