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5 bulbs to plant now for striking spring colour

By cultivationst | August 15, 2019

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…

Copy of Get to know: Forty Hall Community Orchard – Sunday Mirror

By Annie Yates | August 9, 2019

Wychall Primary School   Published in the Sunday Mirror Many of us are now gardening with wildlife in mind. Whether it be planting lavender for the bees or creating a bug hotel in a shady corner of the garden, we are all becoming more conscious of our minibeast friends. We all want to do our…

Get to know: Forty Hall Community Orchard – Sunday Mirror

By Annie Yates | August 9, 2019

Tessa Bishopp Volunteer Forty Hall Orchard Question & Answers with Forty Hall Orchard How often do you meet? Last Sunday of each month and the more flexible of us sometimes meet in-between on Wednesdays. What are the features of the garden? Large orchard set on an organic working farm within the M25. We have over…

Plant for September | Redbeckia

By Annie Yates | August 8, 2019

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…

Create a fairy garden| Activity

By cultivationst | July 25, 2019

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…

Get to know: Redwood Park Academy – Sunday Mirror

By Annie Yates | July 15, 2019

Ed Bond – Horticulture teacher Redwood Park Academy Our story The Redwood Park Academy garden is used as an educational space for 5 schools in the Solent Academies Trust where students have complex learning difficulties, physical disabilities or other additional needs. The garden project started about 3 years ago, changing from an occasionally gardened space into…

The Magic of Microgreens

By cultivationst | July 11, 2019

Microgreens are herbs and plant seedlings that we harvest before they’re full size. Top chefs have been using flavorsome microgreens as garnishes for years, but did you know that these trendy seedling veggies are easy to grow and packed with nutrients. Here’s all you need know to get going with these marvelous mini greens. Making…

Plant for August | Gazania

By cultivationst | July 3, 2019

Gazania The Gazania, also known as the African daisy possess an eccentric mix of bright and bold hues. This perennial can give a pleasing pop of colour to any back garden.  A particularly eye-catching plant that has the amazing ability to close their flowers in dull weather, making them a chosen cultivar for the warmer…

Get to know: IncludeMe2 – Sunday Mirror

By cultivationst | July 1, 2019

Suzie Wilson – IncludeMe2 Our story Our group is called the #allotmentangels and we are a part of of Includeme2 club are based in Reidvale Community Allotment in Dennistoun, Glasgow. We meet 4 times a week and sometimes 5 and are currently volunteering over 100 hours a week! A number of the members of Includeme2…

Build your own bug hotel

By cultivationst | June 27, 2019

Bug houses come in all shapes and sizes Bug house are a popular feature in school and community gardens. There are a simple and cheap way of creating a wildlife friendly environment. Look at some of the bug houses from across our network! If you feel inspired by these creative wildlife havens, take a look…