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July 18, 2017

There are some wonderful ways to use up a glut of fruit or veg, from freezing and preserving to making delicious recipes (including how to disguise all those courgettes!)

July 18, 2017

This recipe is SUPER EASY... and you can customise the quantities to taste just how you like it. SECRET INGREDIENT REVEALED BELOW!

July 8, 2017

Believe it or not, soil is every bit as alive as your plants. Healthy soil produces healthy plants,  and healthy plants mean healthy, happy humans and animals!  It is claimed that just one teaspoon of soil contains a billion microscopic organisms and more than ten thou...

July 6, 2017

Are you growing chillies this season? Get ready to spice things up with these top tips for growing feisty, fiery peppers. Chillies are surprisingly easy to grow and really add wow factor to your kitchen window sill, greenhouse or conservatory. Even if you're not ke...

June 13, 2017

Taking on an allotment for the first time as a total amature is daunting! 2016 was the first full growing season we had. The ground was tough and we weren't too sure how successful our crops would be. We decided to grow a bit of everything to see what would work, a...

May 14, 2017

Just like a photographer is only as good as their subject, some might say that a gardener is only as good a their trusty tools. Those people may also be wrong, but I have a few awesome tools up my sleeve (not literally!) that certainly make my gardening jobs quick and...

May 7, 2017

After months of hard graft, it was finally time to tackle the shed. Since the allotment had really stated to take shape, the next job on the list was definitely some serious TLC for the little, wonky shed in the corner of the allotment. The whole thing was leaning to o...

April 29, 2017

However, there are times when asking "That's so pretty! I wonder what it is?" Or "I'm guessing this is a weed....but maybe not?" Becomes so annoying, and no amount of googling or page flicking will give up the goods. The answer? A plant iden...

April 21, 2017

If, like me, you have an allotment which needs a fair amount of work, then a rotavator and a willing volunteer are going to be your good friends at the start of the growing season. Luckily my other half is a dab hand with all things mechanical and was more than happy t...

April 21, 2017

Ok, a short and sweet update! After weeks of toiling over a fork and spade (and eventually a large, heavy duty rotavator borrowed from an agricultural supplier!) we finally began planting and hoping for the best. I had BIG plans for a polytunnel and started to mar...

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