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Gardening Blog – Keep on picking!

Cooking for family and friends is one of life’s many pleasures.  When you’ve grown a lot of the ingredients yourself, that pleasure is more than doubled.  This weekend, I fed […]

Gardening Blog – Allotment cubed?

Think of your garden as a cube rather than as a flat piece of land.  That was the helpful advice that plant ecologist, Ken Thompson, gave to would-be wildlife gardeners […]

Gardening Blog – Still Plenty to Learn!

One of the great things about gardening is that there’s always something new to learn.  On an allotment we’re often learning from our neighbours. After a couple of hours on […]

Carrots 1 – New Potatoes 43

Most of us enjoy eating new potatoes. The ‘Earlies’, those first varieties we planted at the beginning of spring, are particularly delicious at the moment. Did you know that potatoes […]

Gardening Blog – Strawberry Harvest

It could be my imagination, but a freshly picked strawberry seems to taste even better when it’s one of your own.  This is a wonderful time of year for anyone […]