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…

Our Stories – Earthworks St Albans

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 10, 2020

Earthworks is a small, local charity nurturing people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and nature-based activities to those in need within the local community. The project began when five large psychiatric hospitals for the care of adults living with long-term mental health conditions and learning disabilities…

Behind the Sunday Mirror – Growing Closer Together

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 8, 2020

Having given away more than £120,000 in prizes over the past eight years, Cultivation Street is the largest community gardening campaign in the country. Year on year, the stories behind the community efforts never fail to inspire. Supported by the Sunday Mirror and Miracle Gro ®, it’s a way to show the tremendous efforts communities…

Our Stories – Up the Garden Bath

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 4, 2020

With entries open, we wanted to give you a story of a community that has entered the GRO YOUR BEST competition. Up the garden Bath is a new exciting Community Interest company in Peterborough, and a first time entrant to Cultivation Street. It was established in Autumn 2019 and has done nothing but go from…

Show stopper blooms for your garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 3, 2020

If right now you’re looking to add some strong statement pieces to your garden, these four shrubs and ericaceous plants are great additions to any garden. They can grow large and colourful and are perfect if you are looking to fill larger spaces. Azalea This gorgeous brightly coloured plant is a real eye catcher. It…

Bring the Mediterranean to your Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 2, 2020

We really have been blessed with some incredible weather recently. As many of us may have lost out on holidays, we wanted to show the ways you can bring the ‘Mediterranean’ to your back garden. Palm Trees Nothing screams HOLIDAY more than a palm tree. You can bring the tropics to your garden by buying…

Creating a wildflower meadow

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 1, 2020

There is something spectacular about going for a walk and stumbling across a wildflower meadow. Despite there being no structure to its growth, everything seems to fall perfectly into place to create a magical site. So why not transform a corner of your garden into a delightful wildflower meadow? Fresh start Wildflowers like to grow…