Christmas plants and their meanings

I've always wondered why some plants are connected to Christmas so I've done a little bit of Googling and decided to compile of my notes in one place. Pour a mulled wine and give this a good ole scroll. Poinsettias I've always wondered why Poinsettias are connected with Christmas - and we have one in

By | 2017-12-17T22:27:03+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Allotment Diary|2 Comments

#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 that it really does highlight how great an allotment or a garden can be - which I'm sure, probably doesn't

By | 2017-11-25T17:14:25+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Allotment Diary, Latest Post|2 Comments

How worms help with composting

It's amazing how worms help with composting. I found this video on an allotment forum on Facebook and I thought it was absolutely fascinating. After watching the video above, it spurred me on to find out how much of a role worms play when it comes to composting and generally breaking up the soil. The

By | 2017-09-26T08:11:21+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Allotment Diary, Composting|0 Comments

National Allotment Week 2017

It's National Allotment Week here in the UK, headed up and pioneered by the National Allotment Society. It's a great chance to recognise the volunteers that help make your local allotment association run and survive.  If you haven't got an allotment, then it's a great opportunity to seek our your local allotment open day

By | 2017-09-01T11:08:58+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Allotment Diary, Latest Post, National Allotment Week|0 Comments

Strawberry Window Garden infographic

Having an allotment is all about maximising the space that you have so that you can achieve a high yield as possible - and there's no reason why you can't apply this to your own home or in a flat. Sainsbury's Money published this infographic which details how you can grow strawberries in 5 easy

By | 2017-09-01T11:08:59+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Allotment Diary, Latest Post|0 Comments