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Plant for July | Lavender

Lavender With its bushing habit, vivid flowers and pleasing scent, lavender is a real cottage garden staple. A favourite for bees and other insects, it is a must have for any wildlife garden too!   Where to plant Lavender enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. They struggle in heavier soils such as clay and loam,…

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Get to know: Star Primary – Sunday Mirror

Jacqui Jennings Assistant Head and Eco-coordinator at Star Primary School Our Story Star Primary School, Canning Town, East London has a student base of 3 – 11 year olds and an amazing outdoor space. Based in a city setting the schools garden provides a vital link for children to understand the natural world.  In an…

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Paint your own pots| Activity

Painting your own set of decorative pots is an imaginative way to display your Calliope geraniums! They add personality and humour to your display and can be painted any colour combination or theme that you like –  a simple activity suitable for any age. We have put together a flower and ladybird design below to…

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Tips for June

Within our Cultivation Street network there are individuals with amazing knowledge both about gardening and running community gardens. They understand first-hand the needs of organisations and can tailor their advice to this. Our tips for the month is written by Cath from Welsh House Farm Green Grafters community gardening group. Cath not only has endless…

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Plant for June | Lupins

Lupins Known for their colourful and striking spikes, this prominent perennial is an easy way to add drama to your garden. Available in a variety of heights and colours, there is a lupin to suit every garden! Where to plant With heights varying from 75cm upt to a meter tall, they are perfect for the…

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Get to know: WHFGG – Sunday Mirror

Cath Fletcher Volunteer for Welsh House Farm Green Grafters Our Story In 2016 Welsh House Farm Green Grafters was set up to run alongside the Welsh House Farm Big Local community project and aims to focus on the environmental side of the community initiatives. It then evolved into the Green Grafters with a more specific…

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Bristol Waterfront | Their Garden Story

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

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Community Fundraising Ideas

How you raise funds is an important consideration when you run a school or community garden. With a little planning it can be really easy to raise money for your garden, having some fun along the way! Linda Ford is the leading volunteer gardener with Sandown Castle Community Garden Group in Deal and has shared…

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Get to know: Grow for Talgarth – Sunday Mirror

Rosie Williams Volunteer for Grow for Talgarth Our Story In March 2018 we adopted an unused piece of land to develop a ‘Pick Your Own’ area by the riverside and on one of the main entrances into the town. We decided to use boxes as the land needed a good deal of work and fertilisation…

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Little Seedlings Community Garden | Their Garden Story

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

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