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Calliope My Life

Effective Watering Tips

Keeping plants well-watered is really important – it’s absolutely vital that they receive enough moisture every day in order to grow and thrive – and if there’s been no rain, it’s up to us to supply that water. Top tips Add organic material, such as well-rotted manure, when planting – this gives natural moisture-retentive properties…

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Floral colour wheel using succession planting!

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…

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Companion Planting

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…

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Calliope® Geranium advice

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…

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Planting containers and hanging baskets

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…

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Springhallow School | Their Calliope® Garden

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…

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Highfield Park | Their Calliope® Garden Story

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…

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Ancaster Primary School | Their Calliope® Garden Story

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…

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Includeme2 Allotment Angels | Their Garden Story

Includeme2 is a club for adults with additional support needs and disabilities that offers members the chance to partake in gardening activities. The Allotment Angels are a group of Includeme2 members who are busy rejuvenating a plot at Reidvale Community Allotment and in 2018 they were shortlisted for a Cultivation Street community garden prize and winners of the People’s choice Calliope Colour My Life award.

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Hay in Bloom | Their Calliope® Garden Story

Hay in Bloom, entered by Nicholas Burdekin, was shortlisted in the Calliope Colour My Life category in Cultivation Street’s 2018 competition. We look at how the idea for their display came about and their thoughts about their entry.

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