Allotment jobs for March

Two years ago, March began in the midst of the Beast for the East. Bitterly cold weather, heavy snow and blizzards combined with Storm Emma and created some of the most difficult weather the UK had experienced for years. Continue reading “Allotment jobs for March”

Allotment Jobs for February

February is a month that both excites and frustrates me as a gardener. Daylight is reaching a crucial number of hours this month, some seeds can be sown but it’s important to remember it’s still winter.

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Allotment Jobs for January

The garden is quiet. In my mind’s eye, January is a dark, wet and bare month. However, I have learned that when you look or when you build a relationship with nature (as we do as gardeners) the reality is there is some colour to be found in the middle of winter and there is always life. Continue reading “Allotment Jobs for January”

Allotment jobs for September

It’s the end of the school summer holidays. Having an allotment is not just about growing food. It’s certainly a place to occupy children during the six-week break. However, if you embrace your plot and the community of people that come together at your allotment site you find they offer so much more.

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When gardening took hold

I haven’t always been a gardener.

My good friend Andrew O’Brien recently invited me for a brief chat on the latest episode of his beautiful podcast and he asked me about my gardening. Has it always been there? When did it begin? Continue reading “When gardening took hold”

Allotment jobs for May

It’s May. The month us gardeners seem to pin our hope’s on. The last frosts (for me anyway) the warmer temperature. The sunny days and the promise of more to come. It’s also my birthday month and so as I grow another year older, I will forget the numbers and embrace the green shoots and early radishes instead. Continue reading “Allotment jobs for May”

Allotment gardening and the power of to-do lists

I have a terrible memory.

One of the frustratingly common examples of this happens when I walk into the supermarket and forget the reasons for being there.

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Going Peat Free with Coco & Coir

Despite my efforts to focus on sustainability when it comes to allotment gardening and within my broader life, I am not proud of the fact that I have not prioritised my purchasing of peat-free compost.

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