Back soon …..

It's been a long, difficult winter and I haven't spent much time on the plot so far this year. Aussie 'flu has a lot to answer for.  But I can't wait to get back to both gardening and blogging. Watch this space .....   … [Read more...]

9 unbelievably good reasons to get a polytunnel

I may have mentioned that I'm a little bit in love with my polytunnel.  I know this is remarkably off-trend, and that I'd sound way more cool if I said I had a passion for French bulldogs, or flamingos, or craft beer.  But seriously, this thing has changed my life.  Here's why you really, really, really need a polytunnel in your … [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...]