Essential Items for Every Community Garden

Essential Items for Every Community Garden There are lots of useful tools that you can use to build the perfect garden. Often, it can be about maintaining it too. Cataloguing what you need and ensuring you have the right stuff shouldn’t be complicated or scary, and simply knowing where to start can be enough in…

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Welcoming Wildlife

So many of our garden’s focus is on the wildlife they can attract to their garden. Protecting bee’s, feeling birds and housing bugs seems to be a common staple in most of our entries. We love it! If you’re a new garden, or an established garden looking to generate some wildlife activity, here are a…

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Plants for Your Pond

Like we said in our previous blog, starting a pond can be daunting. There are many ways to design and embellish the space, depending on what you want the primary focus of your pond to be. So, we want to help you choose the right plants for you to get the most out of it.…

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Starting your Wildlife Pond

It’s so wonderful to see so many of our Cultivation Street entries building and nurturing their wildlife ponds. For new gardens or gardens looking to build one however, the thought of starting and building a pond can be quite daunting. We want to help guide you to get your pond started, with ways to make…

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Bird Feeder – Activity of the Week – How to make your own

Activity of the Week Make your own Bird feeder Now is the time to be thinking about helping out our feathered friends and putting some food out for the birds. If you don’t have a bird feeder, look no further because we can help you make your own.     Photo: currentcatalog.com What you need…

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Build your own bug hotel

Bug houses come in all shapes and sizes Bug houses are a popular feature in school and community gardens. There are a simple and cheap way of creating a wildlife friendly environment. Look at some of the bug houses from across our network! If you feel inspired by these creative wildlife havens, take a look…

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Great ideas for kids gardening

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Cultivation Street – St Peter’s school garden pond by the students

We’ve had some fantastic entries for the schools category of our Cultivation Street campaign this year. One of them is St Peter’s Junior School in Derby, where pupils have created an incredible school garden, complete with a wildlife pond! Pupils have also been working towards the RSPB’s Wildlife Action Awards scheme with outdoor education practitioner…

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