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Create a fairy garden| Activity

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…

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5 fun ways to attract wildlife to your garden

Hedgehogs It is easy to encourage these small, prickly, yet cute creatures to hibernate and rest in your garden. You may even find they’ll raise their young once your home is more established. Studies have shown that hedgehog numbers are decreasing which is a real shame given that they keep down the numbers of pesky…

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Get to know: The Wonky Florist – Sunday Mirror

Sue Hulme – Wonky Garden Our story Wonky Garden was started by myself and two friends in 2017 after we met during our cancer treatments. From our very early discussions when we talked about what we’d like to do after our treatements had ended, it became clear that we all had our own personal objectives…

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Plant for July | Lavender

Lavender With its bushing habit, vivid flowers and pleasing scent, lavender is a real cottage garden staple. A favourite for bees and other insects, it is a must have for any wildlife garden too!   Where to plant Lavender enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. They struggle in heavier soils such as clay and loam,…

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Get to know: Petrus Incredible Edible – Sunday Mirror

Petrus Petrus Incredible Edible Rachel Bennion The Petrus Community is a registered charity providing residential and day support services for people in housing need throughout the Borough of Rochdale, helping them develop their skills, independence and choice. Our community garden is a large part of what we do and is an area we are particularly…

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5 Tips for a compelling entry | Competition Tips

You have already done all the hard work, by creating and maintaining your school or community garden – so entering our competition is the easy bit!   We have put together our 5 top tips to write an inspirational entry and help you get your individual message across. You don’t need to be a confident…

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Get to know: Haskin’s Sophie Menjou – Sunday Mirror

Sophie Menjou Haskins Garden Centre Working with Cultivation Street Being part of Cultivation Street has helped us make people in our local community more aware of how we can help them with any school projects they have. I really enjoy the fact that I get to help children learn a little bit more about gardening…

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Get to know: Star Primary – Sunday Mirror

Jacqui Jennings Assistant Head and Eco-coordinator at Star Primary School Our Story Star Primary School, Canning Town, East London has a student base of 3 – 11 year olds and an amazing outdoor space. Based in a city setting the schools garden provides a vital link for children to understand the natural world.  In an…

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Paint your own pots| Activity

Painting your own set of decorative pots is an imaginative way to display your Calliope geraniums! They add personality and humour to your display and can be painted any colour combination or theme that you like –  a simple activity suitable for any age. We have put together a flower and ladybird design below to…

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Tips for June

Within our Cultivation Street network there are individuals with amazing knowledge both about gardening and running community gardens. They understand first-hand the needs of organisations and can tailor their advice to this. Our tips for the month is written by Cath from Welsh House Farm Green Grafters community gardening group. Cath not only has endless…

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