Allottment Association

Gardening Blog – A Good Time to Plant Fruit

This is a good time to of year to look at the condition of our soil. Allotments have been cultivated for generations and so tend to be in pretty good […]

Gardening Blog – Time to Plan

Today would have been a perfect day to be on the allotment – the first blue sky and sun we’ve seen for a while. Instead, feeling the need for as […]

Gardening Blog – Hat of Many Colours

Thank you Doug Richards – site manager at Watermans and chef with a hat of many colours – for feeding us so well at the Allotment Association Christmas dinner. Thank […]

Gardening Blog – Effortless Leaf Mould

What are we supposed to do with all these leaves? How many of us have asked that question in the last few weeks? Until recently, we had a couple of […]

Gardening Blog – Healthy Fruit

The year is up. We’ve been in our new house for long enough to watch the garden go through four seasons. Now it’s time to tweak it a bit. I’d […]

Gardening Blog – Make the Most of the Daylight

Not long now until the clocks change. We could feel downhearted but there are already signs of wonderful things to come. Buds are appearing on the Christmas box (Sarcococca confusa) […]

Enjoy the Biggest and Best of Henley Allotments’ Fruit and Veg

It’s mid September and the autumn gardening shows are under way.   For most of us, the Harrogate and the Malvern Autumn Shows signal a move towards the end of the […]

Gardening Blog – A Recipe from the Allotment

Have you noticed a change in the light in the early morning and evening? The sounds are different too. There’s a kind of hollowness about them. Autumn is on its […]

Gardening Blog – Still Time for Turnips

I rarely visit the allotment without picking up some useful nuggets of information. This week I discovered a few things about turnips. My family eat them in winter stews but […]

Gardening Blog – Beetroot is the Top Crop

  We all agree that our beetroot has done really well this year. The conditions seem to have suited it. So much so that some of us are taking a […]