There’s something extremely peaceful about watching a butterfly fluttering around your flowers. With their colourful wings and so many different types to spot, why wouldn’t you want to attract them into your garden? We have four of the best plants for pollinators for you to plant to start your own butterfly haven. Lantanas These plants…

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Earthworks is a small, local charity nurturing people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and nature-based activities to those in need within the local community. The project began when five large psychiatric hospitals for the care of adults living with long-term mental health conditions and learning disabilities…

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Having given away more than £120,000 in prizes over the past eight years, Cultivation Street is the largest community gardening campaign in the country. Year on year, the stories behind the community efforts never fail to inspire. Supported by the Sunday Mirror and Miracle Gro ®, it’s a way to show the tremendous efforts communities…

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With entries open, we wanted to give you a story of a community that has entered the GRO YOUR BEST competition. Up the garden Bath is a new exciting Community Interest company in Peterborough, and a first time entrant to Cultivation Street. It was established in Autumn 2019 and has done nothing but go from…

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If right now you’re looking to add some strong statement pieces to your garden, these four shrubs and ericaceous plants are great additions to any garden. They can grow large and colourful and are perfect if you are looking to fill larger spaces. Azalea This gorgeous brightly coloured plant is a real eye catcher. It…

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We really have been blessed with some incredible weather recently. As many of us may have lost out on holidays, we wanted to show the ways you can bring the ‘Mediterranean’ to your back garden. Palm Trees Nothing screams HOLIDAY more than a palm tree. You can bring the tropics to your garden by buying…

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There is something spectacular about going for a walk and stumbling across a wildflower meadow. Despite there being no structure to its growth, everything seems to fall perfectly into place to create a magical site. So why not transform a corner of your garden into a delightful wildflower meadow? Fresh start Wildflowers like to grow…

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Over the past few years, you may have noticed that edible flowers have become a popular decoration and garnishes on food dishes and cocktails. There’s nothing more surprising than being told you can eat a beautiful bloom that arrives on your plate, so add an extra special garnish to your summer drinks of spruce up…

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With garden centres now back open, we want to shine a light today on our wonderful Cultivation Street Ambassadors which are working all over the country helping communities and schools get into gardening. Giving them tips and advice on where to start, and representing Cultivation Street in an incredible way! One of these amazing Ambassadors…

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Summertime seems to be the only time you really CRAVE a salad, they’re refreshing, light and perfect for tucking in to when you’re sat outside, eating alfresco. We all know the obvious salad components that can be grown in your garden such as lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, but what about adding something extra. Some may…

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