Plant of the Week – Snowdrops

By Caitlin Bellamy | January 8, 2021

Plant of the Week Snowdrops Snowdrops are the staple flower for any winter garden. If you planted yours in the spring, now is the time you will start to see their beautiful white flowers blooming. These low maintenance plants are the sign that spring is on its way, with no requirements for pruning, just simply…

Job of the Week – Prune your Trees

By Caitlin Bellamy | January 7, 2021

Job of the Week Prune your Fruit Trees Winter is the best time to be pruning your fruit trees when the leaves have fallen off the tree. Pruning will help your fruit trees to become more productive. So, look to take around 15% of the overall canopy off each winter – the purpose is to…

Plant up your Festive Containers

By Caitlin Bellamy | November 12, 2020

For some, the winter months mean prepping the garden for the winter frosts and potentially ‘closing shop’ for the cold season. As the nights grow darker and the mornings colder, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your garden until March. You may use gardening as your daily exercise or just love being…

CULTIVATION STREET – COMMUNITY GARDEN WINNERS

By Caitlin Bellamy | October 1, 2020

It has been a challenging year but our gardens have helped us keep it together. And our Cultivation Street 2020 competition is a shining example. The entries have been simply inspirational and over the past three weeks, I have been announcing the incredible winners. And today I can reveal the overall champion – and why…

CULTIVATION STREET SCHOOL WINNERS & GRO YOUR BEST

By Caitlin Bellamy | September 25, 2020

I’m unveiling more of our incredible Cultivation Street 2020 winners, and this week I can reveal which great schools have made the grade. The Best School Garden category is always hotly contested, with hundreds of fabulous entries from across the country. This year has been no different, despite the coronavirus lockdown having particularly impacted schools.…

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…