It's Christmas time and I love this time of year - you can look back on the past 12 months and see what you did right and what you did wrong, but ultimately how can you improve for next year. What aims you would like to achieve and how you're going to do it, but
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 - in short they were too few and too small and this didn't fill me with confidence when it comes to
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
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 so much of it at home, practically with any dish that uses a diced onion. Garlic, for me is one
Planting potatoes for Christmas is something I've always wanted to try and do. I've been fortunate enough to plant International Kidney, but not entirely out of design.
British Queen potatoes were the variety of second early potatoes I chose to grow in my Victory Garden. Around two weeks ago I took my fork and decided to harvest them from the ground. Sadly, I have to admit, I was a little bit disappointed. Like everything you grow at the allotment, you're always hoping for
How to prune a plum tree is a question I've been asking myself for the last few weeks or so. Toward the end of the plot I have a very young, but absolutely delicious golden plum tree. I'm not too sure on the exact variety, as the tree that I have came from an offshoot
This year I've had a superb haul off of the blackberry bushes located toward the bottom of the plot. These blackberries grow wild at the plot and if they're kept under control you can train the wild sprouts into some really decent plants and make use of the fruits that come with them. Soon after
I thought I'd gotten from getting a touch of tomato blight this year, but it turns out that in the end I wasn't so lucky. I visited the allotment this week and I found that my Gardener's Delight tomato plants were showing the early signs of blight - something I've not had now for about
I don't think 2017 has been a bad year at the allotment. Here's a gallery showing some of the highlights! Be sure to give me a follow on Instagram!