Amazing fat-free autumn apple cake

Was there ever a more dubious sounding recipe than fat-free cake? A recipe more likely to end in disappointment or disaster? Like trying to convince a carnivore that tofu tastes like steak. Yet, believe it or not, it turns out there really is such a thing as having your cake and eating it - and you need to try it! I can … [Read more...]

You say spaghetti, I say courgetti

Summer seems to have bunked off early this year. Autumn has arrived ahead of schedule. Fortunately, the allotment courgettes don't seem to have noticed and are as prolific as ever. Which means only one thing: we're all sick off ratatouille. Having resisted the whole spiralising thing until now, I decided to give it a whirl … [Read more...]

Win a shed!

  Win a 5'x3' garden store! Enter the Waltons 'I love my shed' photo competition for a chance to win! Just upload a picture of your garden building, with a few words about why you love it, and that's all! The winner will be announced on 6th July 2017. You can win a 5x3 ft store to use for any kind of garden … [Read more...]

The Rabbit Who Came to Play

Once there were three children called J, D and A. They were at home with their Mummy, who was wondering how she could entertain them for the whole of half term without needing to take out a bank loan. Nobody wanted to help with the weeding. Suddenly there was a noise at the door. J, D and A's mummy said, "I wonder who … [Read more...]

Using fencing on your allotment

Fencing is primarily used to provide protection for vegetables, especially against pests and wildlife that feed on plants, but it can also be used as an extension of your allotment. Read on to find out how you can maximise the use of fencing in your garden. Your fencing can double up as a foundation and support structure … [Read more...]