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  • Harvesting Desiree potatoes

    Finally a decent crop of potatoes! If you've been keeping up with my potato efforts of late you would have seen that I have been rather unsuccessful when it comes to harvesting my spuds -

  • #MyRealView on the Carrot Tops plot

    OK, I'll admit it - I'm totally guilty of Instagramming my allotment and using the filters to make everything look dreamy and idealistic. I'll also confess that I'm guilty of positioning things so eloquently so

  • Planting Garlic: Germindour, Cristo and Thermidrome

    Planting garlic is one of the easiest of foods to grow, and one that gives a great return. Garlic is one of those food stuffs that I'm constantly buying from the shops - we use

Latest recipes

Sticky Balsamic Fried Onions

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Sticky balsamic fried onions: Add onions to a frying pan and soften. Add the sugar, balsamic, vinegar and beef stock. Fry and reduce until sticky.

Allotment diary

Are you still watching Gardener’s World?

December 5th, 2017|6 Comments

Are you still watching Gardener's World? In my opinion Gardener's World a little bit on the tired side and did nothing to get future generations involved.

#MyRealView on the Carrot Tops plot

November 25th, 2017|2 Comments

OK, I'll admit it - I'm totally guilty of Instagramming my allotment and using the filters to make everything look dreamy and idealistic. I'll also confess that I'm guilty of positioning things so eloquently so

Garden science

Broad been and pea weevil attacks

April 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Soon after my broad beans seeds and Kelvedon Wonder peas had been planted and came to life - I found they had become victim to some sort of attack! The edges of the leaves had been eaten

How to help the bees

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The time has come for us to help the bees. For the first time in history this week, seven species of bees have become classified as an endangered specie, and have been added to the US

A Top 10

10 gardening things you can do when it’s freezing cold outside

December 9th, 2017|2 Comments

If you're a fair weather gardener and you want to get outside and get going, but the the baltic temperatures are putting you off - here ten things you can do for your garden or allotment when it's absolutely freezing outside.