My head is often buried in a book about gardening and specifically one about growing your own fruit and veg.
I miss waking with the daylight and I resent the early darkness in the evening, depriving me of the opportunity to visit the allotment garden after the working day. Continue reading “20 crops to grow in 2018, with Dobies”
I have a confession. I neglect the strawberries growing on our allotment.
I feel incredibly guilty about this, I really do. The strawberries know my guilt. They have heard me tell the neighbours who visit the plot. Continue reading “10 ways to eat strawberries – when you ask Twitter”
The shelves in my dining room are lined with an ever expanding collection of books on the topic of allotments and kitchen gardening.
If I flick through the pages of these books, there is a noticeable similarity in content and style. Continue reading “SowHow: A modern guide to grow-your-own veg”
Some of the most influential people in society have kept a journal.
Whether it was a component in their success is difficult to say, but they saw the need to keep a journal as an important exercise in their lives. Continue reading “5 reasons to keep an allotment garden journal”
The experience on the allotment this winter has been very different compared to last year.
The weather has been relatively kind which has helped, but what’s paid off is the work I carried out on the allotment following the waterlogging 12 months ago.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of our bees. These fuzzy buzzy insects are not just a pretty sight and sound in the summer, they are vital for much of how we live. Continue reading “Bee friendly gardening (infographic)”