Cultivation Street

Gary Bissett from Inver Garden Centre, Highly Commended Cultivation Street Ambassador

Gary Bissett | His Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 16, 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 blog, make your own plant markers, quick and easy ideas to label up your planting

Make your own garden markers

By cultivationst | April 15, 2019

With a busy spring sowing in the greenhouse and garden, once you’ve decided what you want to plant, it’s important to keep track of what you have planted where. While there are plenty of great plant labels available to buy, a fun way to keep yourself organised and reduce your plastic use is to make…

Get to know: Hammersmith Academy – Sunday Mirror

By cultivationst | April 14, 2019

Patrick Kirwan Hammersmith Academy Engaging young adults in gardening For me, the most surprising thing about starting a school garden is that most young people don’t need any motivation to engage with horticultural or growing activities. Here at Hammersmith Academy we have found that if we want to inspire young people aged 11-18 with the…

Cultivation Street Ambassador Laura Stevens from Dobbies garden centre with colleague and customers

Laura Stevens | Her Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 14, 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 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…