Cultivation Street

Cultivation Street Ambassador Andrew Wright's Paint a Pot and Find the Bees sessions for the Gardens Group Yeovil garden centre

Andrew Wright | His Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 11, 2019

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

Floral colour wheel using succession planting!

By cultivationst | April 9, 2019

Introduction Whatever space you have available for growing and enjoying your plants, it’s important to get as much colour and value from the area, and the things growing in it, as possible. With many varieties of plant, regular dead-heading will prolong their blooming season, but with annual bedding plants there’s also another method to keep…

Cultivation Street stories, Notcutts Garden Centre garden ambassador Jackie Baker, highly commended in our 2018 competition

Jackie Barker | Her Garden Ambassador story

By cultivationst | April 7, 2019

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

Get to know: Highland Hospice – Sunday Mirror

By Annie Yates | April 7, 2019

Ruperta from Highland Hospice Siobhan, Graeme and Dale our 3 ambassadors from Simpsons Garden Centre Our relaxing hospice garden By Ruperta from Highland Hospice Here at Highland Hospice we seek to provide our patients and their loved ones with respect, dignity and choice both during the patient’s illness and into bereavement. With the help of our…

Companion Planting

By cultivationst | April 5, 2019

Companion planting is an old favourite. It’s a brilliant idea – growing one plant near to another, to increase productivity, visual effect or plant health overall – but how can we apply the idea to our own gardens, window boxes or allotments? If you’re growing flowers, fruit or vegetables, you’ll have known the disappointment when…

Cultivation Street Ambassador Graham Bicker from Graham Bicker Little Heath Garden Store

Graham Bicker | His Garden Ambassador story

By cultivationst | April 4, 2019

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

Cultivation Street advice using windmills in your school or community garden to scare the birds away

Protect your plants from hungry beaks

By cultivationst | April 3, 2019

We love seeing the variety of birds in our gardens and hearing their beautiful song but know that they are incredibly helpful too. While they eat garden pests like slugs and caterpillars, they also eat weed seeds, providing brilliant chemical-free solutions to two of our big garden problems. However, while you’re planting in your school…

Caring for and planting your Calliope Geranium plug plants

Calliope® Geranium advice

By cultivationst | April 1, 2019

Calliope®, the easy way to Colour Your Life Calliope geraniums will inspire you to create vibrant, colourful gardens that will be beautiful all season long. These plants are easy to care for, have outstanding garden performance and produce an abundance of long-lasting flowers. Before being planted outside, young Calliope geraniums need to be cared for…

Cultivation Street ambassador, Georgina Isherwood from Dobbies with volunteers planting bulbs

Georgina Isherwood | Her garden ambassador story

By cultivationst | March 28, 2019

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

Cultivation Street recipe for tomato & basil soup from homegrown tomatoes in your school or community garden or allotment

Tomato and basil soup

By cultivationst | March 27, 2019

For a gardener, there’s nothing better than growing your own soup. Whether it’s the time of year to sow your basil seeds or harvest your tomatoes, we’ve got a great recipe for you to keep and use. Ingredients 2 medium onions 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg ripe tomatoes 1-2 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp plain…