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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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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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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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Get to know: WHFGG – Sunday Mirror

Cath Fletcher Volunteer for Welsh House Farm Green Grafters Our Story In 2016 Welsh House Farm Green Grafters was set up to run alongside the Welsh House Farm Big Local community project and aims to focus on the environmental side of the community initiatives. It then evolved into the Green Grafters with a more specific…

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Get to know: Grow for Talgarth – Sunday Mirror

Rosie Williams Volunteer for Grow for Talgarth Our Story In March 2018 we adopted an unused piece of land to develop a ‘Pick Your Own’ area by the riverside and on one of the main entrances into the town. We decided to use boxes as the land needed a good deal of work and fertilisation…

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Get to know: The Old Railway Garden Centre – Sunday Mirror

Matt Lewis The Old Railway Garden Centre, Brecon Potato growing contest My name is Matt Lewis and I work at The Old Railway Garden Centre in Brecon. I have been Cultivation Street Ambassador for the past few years and have been lucky enough to win Ambassador of the year in 2017 and come runner up…

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Get to know: Abacus Nursery School – Sunday Mirror

Shirley Wilks & Jill Vella Co-owners at Abacus Nursery, Bromsgrove Learning outside Our Story Written by Shirley Wilks and Jill Vella (co-owners) with input from staff Jane, Rachelle, Jo and Vicky Outdoor play is an important part of our nursery. What can be better than fresh air and having the sky as your ceiling. You…

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Get to know: Hammersmith Academy – Sunday Mirror

Patrick Kirwan Hammersmith Academy Engaging young adults in gardening For me, the most surprising thing about starting a school garden is that most young people don’t need any motivation to engage with horticultural or growing activities. Here at Hammersmith Academy we have found that if we want to inspire young people aged 11-18 with the…

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Enter our Calliope® Geranium Plug Plant Free Prize Draw

Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win 1 of 30 packs of 12 Calliope® geranium plug plants. In Greek mythology, Calliope® was a goddess known for inspiring eloquence and poetry. Similarly, Calliope® geraniums will inspire you to create vibrant, colourful gardens and settings that will be beautiful all season long. Closing date…

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