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Wet start to the year – unruley weather

Wet start to the year – unruley weather

Despite the wet start to this year I have still managed to finish my winter digging. Despite the allotment site being clay soil, my plots have had so much organic… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four) It is early January 2014 and it feels like it has been raining nonstop since Christmas Eve.  The ground outside… Read more »

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans Are you an allotment beginner, getting ready for your first season as a veg grower? Well, let me recommend starting with beans. Beans were the… Read more »

Ho ho sow

Ho ho sow

In ‘Ho ho sow’, Jane Scorer shares some great ideas for Christmas gifts. Are you in the midst of your Christmas shopping? If you are, then I bet you can… Read more »

Much to do before festive break

Much to do before festive break

December 2013 Well I can’t believe that the festive season is nearly here but there are still a few jobs to do in the garden before the end of the… Read more »

Variegation across the nation…

Variegation across the nation…

Guest blogger Jane Scorer has gardened the same half acre plot for over 30 years and has opened her garden for the NGS (Yellow Book) scheme. She has an RHS… Read more »

Autumn colour is coming

Autumn colour is coming

Autumn colour is coming… I am sitting looking out at the garden and there seems to be a funny tinge to the trees. They have a kind of lightness in… Read more »

Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden!

Getting more from your garden! By ‘getting more’ I mean multiplying up your favourite plants the cheap and easy way — by taking cuttings. Although September is thought to be… Read more »

Water, water, water keeps the garden rosy

Water, water, water keeps the garden rosy

I love to see the sun as much as anybody and it certainly makes the plants grow, but they could also do with a shower of rain from time to… Read more »

All’s growing well in the garden

All’s growing well in the garden

By the end of May, all the bedding plants were put in the borders and watered in for a few nights. Last weekend after some heavy rain I went around… Read more »