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Therapeutic Gardening – How has it helped Melanie ?

Therapeutic Gardening – How has it helped Melanie ?

Here Thrive, the UK charity that uses therapeutic gardening to change lives, shows how it has made a difference to Melanie’s life. Two years ago when Melanie came to Thrive… Read more »

One allotment, two children and a caravan

One allotment, two children and a caravan

Hello. I’m Urvashi and I have an allotment in Enfield. I waited a while for it and had almost given up hope when the phone rang and the ever so… Read more »

Is it ripe yet?

Is it ripe yet?

Growing your own crops is so satisfying, not forgetting about all the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables too. We spend a lot of time caring for our crops, protecting… Read more »

Sweet Chilli Relish

Sweet Chilli Relish

A relish generally consists of fruit or vegetable pieces within a sauce and a superb way to make use of those spare fruit and veg in your garden. There is… Read more »

A new season at my allotment

A new season at my allotment

A new season in a new growing year. Spring, my favourite time of year. This will be my sixth season at my allotment in Southampton. It is eleven rods long,… Read more »

All is growing in the garden

All is growing in the garden

Because March was so mild everything in the garden is moving on at long last, but because the soil is still quite wet and cold below, night frosts are still… Read more »

The vegetable revolution

The vegetable revolution

There’s a vegetable revolution going on, one which is set to change the face of allotments, and engage a whole new audience. It’s rainbow veg! Get on board with the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

End of season in the allotment

End of season in the allotment

Another growing season draws to an end, well just about. I have been down the allotment this morning and I am still getting crops from beetroot, leeks, cauliflower, parsnips, chard,… Read more »