How to look after your plot when you’re on holiday

Allotment Diary

Holiday season is nearly upon us and lots of gardeners and allotment enthusiasts will be going away to recharge their batteries and take advantage of a well earned rest. As an allotment holder, there’s nothing worse than going away and returning to something else undesirable. I’ve come up with ten tips so you can enjoy […]

July 8, 2018

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Allotment Diary

So I haven’t blogged for a while and I was thinking of a way to post an update you on what’s been happening at the allotment over the last month or two in an interesting way. With that in mind I decided to write an update with a Sergio Leone theme whereby I can highlight […]

June 17, 2018

GDPR and blogging

Allotment Diary

2018 is the year that GDPR is coming into force and it could have an impact in the way that you blog or conduct your blogging activities. This includes comments, newsletter sign ups and followers of our blog. GDPR and blogging will is a topic worth looking into.

February 7, 2018

2017 – looking back

Allotment Diary

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 […]

December 23, 2017

Christmas plants and their meanings

Allotment Diary

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 […]

December 17, 2017

#MyRealView on the Carrot Tops plot

Allotment Diary

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 […]

November 25, 2017

How worms help with composting

Allotment Diary, 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 […]

September 26, 2017