Our Stories – Little Green Academy

By Caitlin Bellamy | July 1, 2020

Little Green Academy is a special school for 75 boys aged 7-16 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many children also have a range of additional needs including Autism, ADHD, Attachment Disorders, Anxiety and Speech and Language delay. We started working at Little Green last year when it became part of our…

July Gardening Tips

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 23, 2020

Get ahead of the game for July and get planning for your garden. Here are our July Gardening Tips for you and your garden. Love your Lawn Make sure you keep regularly mowing your lawn, consider raising the cutting height to keep the grass a bit longer during dry weather. Water it in the early…

5 Speedy Growing Veg

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 23, 2020

If you’re looking for a quick turnaround in your home-grown harvest, these 5 vegetables are ready from seed to plate in 30 days or less. Radishes If you sow the radish seeds in fertile and damp soil, they’ll be ready to harvest in as quick as 25 days. Keeping the soil moist will ensure rapid…

Our Stories – Edible Rotherhithe

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 23, 2020

Edible Rotherhithe based at Surrey Square School in London are entering Cultivation Street this year for the first time! Starting their project less than a year ago, they have now provide of 2 workshops a week teaching children about growing their own food. They constructed and installed a 18ft x 16ft polytunnel last August during…

Grow a Sensory Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 19, 2020

Gardening does take some work, but it should still be fun and not a chore – after all, it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy. What could be nicer than sharing your love for all things green with your children? However, many people struggle to get kids in the garden with them. If that…

Best Birthday Blooms

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 17, 2020

Flowers are such a great gift for any occasion, birthdays being one of them. But have you ever wondered what type of bloom you should be sending? Like birth stones we have birth flowers. So here are the months and what flowers you should think about sending to your loved ones. January – the carnation…

Our Stories – Zoe Stanmore

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 17, 2020

Zoe supports a large number of local organisations. In her own time she also runs a community garden and kids gardening club. She has encouraged a number of her local organisations signed up to the Cultivation Street competition and supported them in their entry! A dab hand at DIY, Zoe has created a number of…

10 Plants for a shady garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 16, 2020

Some people struggle with their gardens getting too much sun exposure, causing them to have less time slots to water. But what about those gardens that spend most of the day in the shade? Don’t let the lack of sun stop you from planting in your garden. You can still grow flowers, fruit, veg and…

10 quick and easy fixes to transform your garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 12, 2020

Sometimes we just fancy a change. No matter how much you love your house and garden, change is good. It’s refreshing, but sometimes it can be a little expensive. So, we thought we’d give you some quick, easy and budget friendly things to do in your garden to completely transform it. Tidy up First things…

Plant your own Butterfly Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 11, 2020

There’s something extremely peaceful about watching a butterfly fluttering around your flowers. With their colourful wings and so many different types to spot, why wouldn’t you want to attract them into your garden? We have four of the best plants for pollinators for you to plant to start your own butterfly haven. Lantanas These plants…