Making Seed Tape for the Allotment

After completing my allotment plan I have a weird desire for it all to actually be as neat as the drawing! One of the ways that really help to organise space and get those seeds in exactly where you want them is seed tape. You can buy seed tape ready made, you just have to…

January Missions 2016 & Planning

One of my main goals for our growing season ahead is to become more organised so that we become really efficient and produce a better crop. I’ll be carefully planning my jobs for each month and as I love technology so much (comes with the day job!) I’ll be using it wherever I can to better organise myself.…

December Missions!

I’m afraid that I didn’t get to the allotment half as much as I had hoped in November so that leaves me a few jobs still to do but I guess there’s always something to be done at the lottie! Here’s my December tasks.. Sort out all of my seeds and get anything started that…

Pruning the Gooseberry Bush

A very lovely lottie neighbour of ours gave us our first gooseberry bush this time last year. It did really rather well over the summer producing more fruit than I was expecting.  I have recently moved the plant down to the bottom of the plot nearby the redcurrant, so that they can both share the…

10 Great Christmas Present Ideas for the Allotmenteer!

Royal Horticultural Society Membership! Days out in gorgeous gardens…perfect! A Rather Posh Trowel and Fork Set For the glamorous gardener! A Traditional Trug Just when harvests couldn’t get any more exciting! Gardeners World Magazine Subscription For a monthly dose of inspiration Plant Pot Maker Kit Endless fun when sowing seeds! Cut Flower Seed Collection For endless bouquets! Sarah…

​Finding Time for An Allotment

When I first mentioned to hubby my thoughts of taking on an allotment, I think he thought I’d lost the plot, so to speak. With comments such as “haven’t you got enough to do?” and “where will you find the time?” he probably had a point! The thing was that I absolutely loved the idea,…

Winter Digging

I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since we first heard the phrase ‘winter digging’! Yes, that’s rights I’d never heard of it before! Now, the green figured creature that I am becoming day dreams about it quite frequently, every day that I spend at my desk or that it’s raining at the weekend,…

Do it Your Way

Many a time I have been merrily going about my business at the allotment and have stopped for a chat with well-meaning passers by, other lottie holders with many many years of experience under their belt. Invariably I will be told that something I’m doing is not quite right, the thing at the moment seems…