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June on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

It’s felt a lot like summer over the last few weeks. The weather has just been glorious. I can’t remember the last time I’ve worn shorts as often in May.

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April on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

Snow dominated March. And although it feels like we’ve lost an entire chunk of the gardening season, we really haven’t.

It’s not too late and in some respects, it’s better to delay the sowing, even in a ‘normal’ year, as the plants will catch up and probably be better for it too.

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March on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

For gardeners, the arrival of March arouses a sensation others savour only at Christmas.

Winter is always a long season for us allotmenteers. Dark, cold and when the distraction of the December festivities have passed, it remains as an obstacle in the way of meeting our desire to sow and grow veg.

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February on the Allotment Garden

February on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

February can be a tricky month for an allotment gardener.

It’s a month that teases us a little. In meteorological terms it’s the final full month of winter (although it does take up a chunk of March too) but for us growers it can still feel a long way to go until the frosts have passed and we can really get the allotment garden moving.

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October newsletter

October Newsletter

Autumn has arrived, with all its mellow fruitfulness. A time for autumn digging and moving tender plants under cover before the first frosts arrive.

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