Cultivating mint from root


Cultivating mint from root is something that you can do even in the smallest of spaces. I’ve planted some wild mint in decorative pots at the allotment in the hope of growing some lovely fresh bunches in the spring.

March 14, 2018

10 Favourite Gardening Buzzfeed videos #1

Top 10s

Gardening Buzzfeed videos are brilliant! Nifty videos cover arts and crafts and Tasty videos cover food and recipes. I’m often watching gardening and outdoor related Buzzfeed Nifty videosĀ or Buzzfeed Tasty videos via YouTube or Facebook.

March 9, 2018

10 Gifts for mother’s who love to garden

Top 10s

If you have a mother who has an allotment, loves to garden or a mother who loves flowers and plants I’ve cobbled together some gift ideas to salute Mother’s Day 2018. Monty Don – Down to Earth Down to Earth by Monty Don was published last year and from what I can see, has been […]

March 4, 2018

The importance of herbs


Each herb has its own fragrance and qualities and react differently based on how you use it. I often find when I’m cooking that adding a bit more salt or a bit more pepper, can really either make a dish stand out.

February 20, 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

Bigos – Meaty Baked Cabbage


This is my attempt at cooking a well know Polish dish – Bigos. It’s stewed cabbage with smoked sausage, mushroom and carrots. I used a Tefal 10 in 1 multi-cooker to get this result but a large saucepan or a Le Creuset Casserole dish will work just as well.

January 21, 2018

Banana Muffins


This recipe is great if you have a bunch of bananas in the fruit bowl that that are starting ripen a bit too much and you need to use a whole batch before they turn for good.

January 16, 2018