CULTIVATION STREET 2021 WINNERS

A note from David Domoney Despite or perhaps because of lockdown, Cultivation Street 2021 saw more entries than ever before. Record numbers of people entered our community gardening competition, including many returning projects, but also a fabulous number of brand-new entries, gardens created over the past 18 months and still coming into their own. These…

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Plants to fill the gaps

Have you got some spaces in your borders that you’re looking to fill? It’s very often that we plant scarcely to ensure plants have enough space for the roots to grow. However, once your border is established, you may notice that there are some large spaces that could be filled. Salvia There are many varieties…

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Jobs for July

After a gorgeous sunny June, your garden should be luscious and colourful. As we close in on July, we want to help you make the most of your summer garden with getting a head start on your July jobs. Deadheading Your bedding plants and perennials by now will probably need deadheading if you want to…

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Raised Beds for Children

Getting children into gardening can be tricky, but there are ways to keep them engaged. It’s best if they can visually see what is growing, so they can get excited and enthusiastic about keeping it alive. Therefore, picking slow growers isn’t the best option when it comes to planting a raised bed for children. Try…

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Plants that Pack a Punch

If you’re looking for plants in your garden that are going to get a lot of attention, are brightly coloured or smell incredible, look no further. We have a few blooms for you that will really pack a punch in your garden. Roses This plant will be no surprise to anyone. With so many amazing…

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Activity – Collecting Rainwater

Collecting rainwater is simple really, and there are many ways to go about it. In the summer, when the weather has been warm for a long period of time you may be grateful for the extra collection – especially when you want to limit the amount you’re using your hose. So, be prepared for when…

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Summer Weeding

Weeds are a common problem all year round, but after a bout of hot weather then some rain, they seem to sprout up out of nowhere. Our guide to summer weeding will help you pick the best time and techniques to get your garden weed free. Pull them Pulling weeds is fine if you get…

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It’s All White

Many of our gardens have an assigned space where people go to read, meditate, or just reflect on their day. Having a peaceful space is so beneficial when it comes to being able to destress and recuperate from the stresses of day-to-day life. If you’re looking to create something similar in your community or school…

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Welcoming Wildlife

So many of our garden’s focus is on the wildlife they can attract to their garden. Protecting bee’s, feeling birds and housing bugs seems to be a common staple in most of our entries and we love it! If you’re a new garden, or an established garden looking to generate some wildlife activity, here are…

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