Allotment Gardening - Part 2

National Beanpole Week

National Beanpole Week, 21st to 26th April 2012.
Run by the Small Woods Association, this is an annual event which was first held in 2008, and celebrates Britain’s traditionally managed coppiced woodlands.

How To Make Garden Netting

Making your own Pea and Bean support netting is remarkably simple and quick to do. Depending how large the net links are, a surprising amount of netting can be made from one ball of string.  Saving money with very little

allotment gardening book

An Organic Guide for Beginners [Paperback]

Allotment Gardening is a practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables organically. Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, or are new to growing their own, it is packed with advice -from choosing and planning

10 Tips to Grow Vegetables in a Drought

Growing vegetables on the allotment when there is drought can be difficult. Here’s 10 simple tips to get the best from your crops, and make sowing and growing them easier.

Garden Cloche

A garden cloche is invaluable to the allotment gardener. Whether used to warm the soil and get a head start on the sowing season, or protect tender vegetables from cold temperatures. The cloche doesn’t need to be an elaborate structure,

Gardening Poetry

This is a guest post from Kate Williams, who is a many-times published poet. Now specialising in garden poetry, which she reads to gardening clubs around the country. The two gardening poems below are just a small selection from Kate’s