The opportunity of winter in the allotment garden

Winter can feel such a dreary and empty time for us allotment gardeners.

December brings the merry distraction of the festive period, but when the New Year has passed and the middle of winter sets in with cool temperatures, low levels of light and short days, we really begin to crave for the spring and the life and resurgence it brings.

To fend off the feelings of longing and despair, I have …Read More


In Due Season – What to do when January

By the fireside. A lot of your gardening can be done, and probably is even best done, in this position in the first month of the year. Read seed catalogues, and send off orders, for both flower and vegetable seeds. It is not too late to order dormant ornamental plants and fruit trees and bushes either.
Have a critical look at the garden through the window and see if there are …Read More