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Tips and Advice

Plant for October | Michaelmas Daisies

Michaelmas Daisies Add a last burst of colour to your garden before winter sets in with the Michaelmas daisy. Coming in many different varieties, colours and sizes, they are most known for their star shaped purple petals encompassing a golden yellow head in the centre. Where to plant These look fantastic planted alongside ornamental grasses…

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5 bulbs to plant now for striking spring colour

Spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips are easy to grow you simply dig a hole, pop them in and wait!  They are time bombs, which are ready and waiting to explode with scent and colour just as you wake up from the ‘big sleep’. Let’s delve into five fantastic bulbs that you can get planting…

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Plant for September | Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia Commonly known as black-eyed susan’s, with their signature black centres and bright leafy yellows the Rudbeckia are a hardy easy to grow plant. Native to North America, they have the ability to keep flowering before the frost hits, bringing a splash of sunshine to your garden for many months. Where to plant Rudbeckia’s thrive…

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The Magic of Microgreens

Microgreens are herbs and plant seedlings that we harvest before they’re full size. Top chefs have been using flavorsome microgreens as garnishes for years, but did you know that these trendy seedling veggies are easy to grow and packed with nutrients. Here’s all you need know to get going with these marvelous mini greens. Making…

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Plant for August | Gazania

Gazania The Gazania, also known as the African daisy possess an eccentric mix of bright and bold hues. This perennial can give a pleasing pop of colour to any back garden.  A particularly eye-catching plant that has the amazing ability to close their flowers in dull weather, making them a chosen cultivar for the warmer…

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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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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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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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Plant for June | Lupins

Lupins Known for their colourful and striking spikes, this prominent perennial is an easy way to add drama to your garden. Available in a variety of heights and colours, there is a lupin to suit every garden! Where to plant With heights varying from 75cm upt to a meter tall, they are perfect for the…

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Quirky Tips on Caring for Roses

In 19th century Britain, roses were shrubs or climbers with a limited colour range and flowering season. During Queen Victoria’s reign, however, they were bred with roses from the East, introducing bright yellows and oranges, greater hardiness and repeat flowering. Today there are over 1000 varieties on sale (20 years ago), and new varieties are…

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