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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…

Cultivation Street Stories, Old Railway Line Garden Centre Matthew Lewis and his Calliope geraniums

Matthew Lewis | His garden ambassador story

By cultivationst | March 27, 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 Plant of the Month, Blossom Trees, Enjoying & caring for blossom trees

Plant for April | Blossom Trees

By cultivationst | March 23, 2019

Our Garden Centre Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They understand first-hand the needs of schools and community gardens and can tailor their advice to this. Our Plant of the Month is written by our 2018 Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year winner Steve Purton from Dobbies in Milton Keynes. Steve has a…

Spring Bulbs Word Search | Activity Sheet

By cultivationst | March 22, 2019

We have created a spring bulbs word search inspired by the years first blooms. Download, print and have a go! Simply click on the link below to download for FREE then print them as many times as you like! Take a look at our other activity sheets CLICK HERE>> DOWNLOAD SPRING BULBS WORD SEARCH All…

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Tips for April

By cultivationst | March 22, 2019

Read Cultivation Street’s tips for the month of April; plans for you and your garden in April including planting, sunflower competitions and getting creative.

Cultivation Street Blog with Calliope Flowers, tips for planting in containers & hanging baskets

Planting containers and hanging baskets

By cultivationst | March 21, 2019

Creating beautiful bright displays in hanging baskets, pots or planters is a great way to add colour to any garden – even with a smaller space such as a window box or balcony, you can enjoy cheerful bedding plants, all summer long. Container gardening is fun for all ages – there’s no digging required and…

Steve Purton, Dobbies Milton Keynes, Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year 2018

Steve Purton | His garden ambassador story

By cultivationst | March 21, 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…