A Wildlife Pond is a very simple addition to your plot that provides an area of refuge and shelter to your local wildlife. It doesn’t have to take up much space at all but setting aside a small space where creatures can rest undisturbed can bring many benefits to your plot. When I first got…… Continue reading Wildlife Pond
I was adamant when I got my allotment that I needed a shed. I needed somewhere to store my tools, to make my tea, to shelter from the inevitable rain! I dutifully levelled the base (not very well as it turned out), put down paving slabs and created a sub floor out of two pallets.…… Continue reading The She Shed
Quail are lovely little birds to keep. They’re all little characters, though much scattier and wilder than chickens. They are much easier to keep then hens though. Housing: They don’t require much space. The minimum requirement is 1 square foot per bird. I use a two story guinea pig cage for mine, which would allow…… Continue reading Keeping Quail
I’m very proud of Pepper and Riri, both are now laying nearly an egg a day. They’re being much more reliable than I had thought that they would be. I love popping out to see if I have any eggs to collect. They’ve been absolute stars about laying in the nest boxes, both at home…… Continue reading The Chickens Are Laying!
I have been very lucky this year. I got the key to my first plot in April. By July I was absolutely hooked and every spare inch was under cultivation. The plot next to me had been through a succession of holders, each one coming and spending a day there before abandoning it for weeks…… Continue reading Expanding My Empire
It’s my first year as an allotment holder and I’ve been amazed by how much more aware I have become about the seasons and changes that my little plot goes through. We had a good late summer, which slowly segued into a lovely autumn. Here’s what went on down the plot during that time. The…… Continue reading Autumn Down The Allotments