CULTIVATION STREET WINNERS 2020 – GARDENS FOR BETTER HEALTH & AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 18, 2020

Today, I’ve the pleasure of revealing more of our incredible Cultivation Street 2020 winners. And, with a record number of entries in this year’s competition, boy was judging tough! Last year we launched a brand-new category – Gardens for Better Health – to reward community gardens that have a positive impact on the mental or…

CULTIVATION STREET 2020 – REGIONAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 11, 2020

While 2020 has not been the year we might have hoped for – nor one we would care to repeat – our annual Cultivation Street competition has sown plenty of green shoots of hope. Community gardeners up and down the country have done their level best to keep their patches running and stunning, despite the…

GRO YOUR BEST – PUBLIC VOTE

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 4, 2020

September Gardening Jobs

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 1, 2020

September is here and we know what you’re thinking, where has this year gone? We’re here to get you ready for your autumn gardening with these jobs to do this month. Plant your bulbs Now is the perfect time to plant up your spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths. Pick a sunny spot…

Behind The Sunday Mirror – Gardening for Good

By Caitlin Bellamy | August 3, 2020

Lockdown hasn’t been all bad – especially for our gardens. Many of us have been able to spend far more time enjoying them as a result of working from home or being furloughed as a result of the pandemic. And the number of entries to our Cultivation Street competition show that community gardens have refused…

August Gardening Tips

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 29, 2020

We’re well and truly into the British summer and let’s be honest, we can’t quite believe we’re nearly in August. So let’s think ahead and look at the jobs we should be doing in our garden. Water Water Water With dry summer spells getting longer, it’s really important that you keep a regular watering regime.…

Cultivation Street Meets Giant Veg

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 23, 2020

Cultivation Street would like to introduce you to Kevin Fortey, AKA, Giant Veg. After helping out Cultivation Street founder David Domoney with a giant cabbage for ITV’s Grow Your Own at home, we wanted to take this opportunity to ask Kevin a few questions. As we know many of our school and community gardens are…

Our Stories – Sandown Castle

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 22, 2020

The garden is on the site of the former ruins of Sandown Castle in Deal which was built by Henry VIII and is situated next to Sandwich Bay seafront. In the 1940s, granite kerb stones were used to create tiered flower beds and, in 2014, a group of residents noticed their deterioration and decided to…

Spice up your garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 21, 2020

This blog is not for the faint hearted, or for the cooler mouths. This is all about HEAT and how you can bring an extra spice to your table with these 4 flowers, fruits, and veggies you can grow in your garden. Rocket This peppery salad leaf is not only one of the fastest veg…

Floral Cocktails

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 17, 2020

What better way to relax than putting your feet up in your garden and enjoying a nice refreshing cocktail or mocktail. Through the year’s drinks have become more elaborate than ever, so why not try something new? You don’t have to look too far, these delicious additions can be found right in your garden. Lavender…