The first of this year’s projects

Time for a change Since last Autumn I’ve been making plans to change the wildlife area. It’s been planted up for about two years now and a couple of things are not working so it’s time to tweak! The space measures about 4×4 meters with 4 main areas, its aim is to provide us with […]

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That’s what friends are for…

Companion plants are important to me as my crops. Read on to find out why!

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Winter food

One of the best additions to our plot has been a little squirrel proof bird feeder. I chose ours because I wanted something to hold meal worms and suet pellets and it was recommended by the RSPB. It was actually my husbands birthday pressie but it has given us both so much pleasure over the past year. […]

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Creating a garden in the shade

Here’s a question for you…. shady places, what to do with them?! For part of the growing season the tree canopy surrounding our plot grows high enough to cast a considerable amount of shade across half the plot and while that can be a welcome shelter from the blazing hot mid-summer sun that even factor 50 cannot save […]

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Who’s hungry?

Something has been hungry in the garden… and I don’t know what!!

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Love what you grow!

What creative ways have you tried when carrying your precious cargo of seeding to their final home? Without a car or greenhouse it doesn’t matter how careful I am, something inevitably is crushed on route from windowsill to plot and I then spend a period of time with baited breath and fingers crossed for a […]

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The really wild show!

As inner City allotments go I think ours has a really good selection of visiting wildlife. Apart from the rather fluffy black and white cat who’s owner regularly brings down for the day, we also have lots of animals you would generally associate with a healthy eco system. Birds, foxes, squirrels, newts, lots of beneficial insects […]

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