I’ve not grown garlic before but thought I’d have a go this year. I started some Casablanca bulbs in modules at the same time I started the onions and popped them in. If anything they shrank. The onions are thriving but the Casablanca was not having it. A friend also gave me some Flavour garlic…… Continue reading Garlic Drama
I was lucky enough to be invited to Gardener’s World Live at the NEC Birmingham a few weeks ago. It was a fantastic day, despite the scorching heat and very long drive, and I had an amazing time. The show gardens were fabulous and absolutely chock full of inspiration, especially for small spaces. But I think…… Continue reading Gardener’s World Live
Before I can get the growing season underway I have an awful lot of work to do on the new half of the plot. When I took it on there were weeds up to my head as it had gone through a few owners in a couple of months. They’d come down, do a day…… Continue reading Digging Docks
I tried an experiment this year and decided to grow some daffodils down the plot to cut and take home as part of my drive to grow my own fresh flowers for cutting this year. I had an old water tank available so just bunged the bulbs in (3 times deeper than the bulb) and…… Continue reading Daffodils
My poor little she shed was broken into last week and burgled. It was a bit of an odd crime as our allotments are pretty secure. They’re fully fenced, surrounded by residential property and you have to get through two locked gates to enter. At first it was assumed that it was kids climbing the…… Continue reading She Shed Burglary
I have been lucky with both my plots because when I got them they were already covered in weed suppressant fabric. This has been absolutely brilliant as I’ve simply covered the whole plot and then marked where I want paths and growing beds to go. Then I simply cut out round the bed, leaving a…… Continue reading ‘Advent Calendar’ Beds
My little bike trailer is one of the best allotment investments I made last year. Not only does Darcy adore riding in it (it is also known as the Darcy Chariot) but it has enabled me to move all sorts of things down to the allotment, many of which simply wouldn’t fit in the car……… Continue reading The Little Bike Trailer That Could!