Falling back in love with Roses

– Falling back in Love with Roses – What better way to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee this summer than by planting the perfect rose in your school or community garden? Roses feature heavily throughout British history and have garnered a reputation as being the perfect quintessential flower. This summer, why not fall back in love…

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How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden

– How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden – The purpose of community gardens may slightly differ. Some may focus on being a community hub for learning, or they may focus on socialising or physical exercise. For others, the main goal may be to grow as much produce as possible, be it fruit…

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Who is my local Cultivation Street Ambassador?

– Who is my Local Cultivation Street Ambassador? – Cultivation Street aims to celebrate the inspiring stories of community and school gardens across the nation. However, we also want to bring light to the Ambassadors who are always on hand to inspire and help the local communities with anything they need. To find your local…

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10 Plants for Colder Community Gardens

– 10 Plants for Colder Community Gardens – Though there aren’t extreme temperature differences throughout the UK, there are some areas where it’s a little chillier at certain times of the year. Therefore, it’s important to pick plants that are suited to the climate of the community garden to provide success. So, with that in…

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6 Sun loving Plants

When the weather warms up in the summer, and we have a consistent amount of sun and no rain, it’s easy to start panicking about whether or not your garden will look more like the desert than the botanical gardens. Honestly, DON’T PANIC! There may be some of you who have what we like to…

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S.U.N.D.A.Y Gardening

With a lot of our gardeners being volunteers we know that a lot of the gardening is done at the weekend. So, this is how you can garden efficiently over a short space of time to make the most of your garden. Slow it down – Take your time, it may seem like you need…

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Planting out your Veggies

We’re well into spring, which means that a lot of our wonderful gardens will be starting to plant out vegetables that were sown in preparation in winter in greenhouses, sheds, and even their homes. Find out how to get the most successful crop and harvest this year with these tips for planting out. Choose your…

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Activity of the Week – Start a Compost Heap

Activity of the Week Start a Compost Heap Compost heaps are great for the environment, they are a great way to recycle your green waste and cuttings. After time, you’ll be rewarded with soil conditioner for garden so it’s also a great way to save money on your compost bill. You can compost all year…

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Create a fairy garden| Activity

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…

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