Allotment Garden: A reflection on June

My best mate Ali lives in Bristol, and when he pops over for a visit he often jokes that he knows he’s entered Wales when he’s met by a band of rain.

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Book Review: The City Grower

I’m passionate about allotment gardens.

Sharpen Your Spades is a blog that allows me to share my own allotment journey and I hope helps inspire as many people as possible to take up one of these wonderful community growing spaces and reap the benefits they provide. Continue reading “Book Review: The City Grower”

10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: May 2018

There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to. Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: May 2018”

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to Gardeners’ World Live

BBC Gardeners’ World Live is an award-winning UK gardening event.

It buzzes with people just like you and me and it’s packed to the brim with all our favourite gardening celebrities and experts too. Continue reading “GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to Gardeners’ World Live”

Allotment Garden: May and Mixed emotions

There are many things I’ve learned since ‘finding’ gardening.

Of most significance is how in tune with the environment I’ve become. Detecting both the slow intimate changes, and the explosion of them when they takes place.

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3 ways to manage weeds in the allotment garden

With the pleasure of spring, comes pain.

Weeds are one of the top bugbears of the allotment gardener’s life. As a group, we complain about these plants as often as the British population as a whole grumble about the weather.

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10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: April 2018

There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to.

Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: April 2018”