Trying to choose the perfect gift for our gardener friends is not an easy task. Especially for the gardener who seemingly has everything! So I've put together this handy gift guide of useful items that would please any garden or allotment enthusiast! Grab a cup of tea and have a little browse through. Don't forget [...]
Hello and welcome! If you are an allotment newbie, you've just picked up the keys to your first allotment garden and you're wondering where to begin - stick around. In this blog I share my top 5 tips for allotment beginners. I've had an allotment since 2014 and I've learned many skills 'by trowel and [...]
Five points of focus for my 2019 allotment energies!
There's nothing quite like the distinctive peppery taste of nasturtium leaves. It's a fantastically generous plant; as well as growing like a wild weed and self-seeding readily, the flowers are edible, the seed pods are edible, and the leaves are edible. It's the leaves I'll be using today, and if you've never tried eating them, [...]
And so it's goodbye to summer. Goodbye to long days, bumper harvests, warm breezes and light evenings. Today marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of my favourite season. Cosy knits and blankets, hot chocolate and rosy noses. Crisp mornings, cool air, crunchy leaves! It's time now to put the garden to sleep for the [...]
Following on from my previous post (30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging - do have a read if you'd like to hear what goes into entering this kind of village event!) I have placed below the full list of all the categories I entered and where I placed. Largely for my own [...]