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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:43

Beautiful pictures.  Will have to try and get there some day.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:32

I work as a Senior Secretary at the moment.  Prior to that I worked in Social Care, but left due to the very stressful nature of the business.  But I have to say I am not keen on the current job and would love to retrain, but I just don't know what at.  After taking up our allotment a few years ago, I wish I had more time to garden!!!

Our lives take such a twist and turn, and what once seemed fulfilling is now something I dread each morning. Especially as the kids get older and more independent.

48 perennial plant offer

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:19

Thanks OL. Lets hope they are ok?..

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:17

Great pictures everyone. I will have to get out tomorrow and take a few. Tulips and iris in the front garden looking lovely.  Doronicum lovely spring colour.  Been reshaping the borders so hopefully will get some good piccies once planting is in,


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:14

Hope you are not on the waiting list too long. I know the list is fairly short here. When we got our 3 years  ago they had just set out 16 new allotments on a spare field behind the existing allotments. Rumour has it they were allotments around 50 years ago and then they went out of favour. Its great that home grown seems to be back in fashion now,

I'm particularly looking forward to making jam this year and perhaps trying chutneys. there's huge satisfaction from eating your own home grown produce. My parents have even set up a small raised bed and grown their own too. 

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:05

OL not sure what these were called but they sound similar.  we will all have to post piccies when we have flowers blooming.

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:55

I started mine off in greenhouse, they are around 4inches now moved them to cold frame. Last year we grew giant ones which were fab at the allotment. Must get some more seeds. The ones I have set are a smaller paler variety which I got free on a magazine so will be fun to see how they turn out.

48 perennial plant offer

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:48

Has anyone received their plants yet? I can't remember what the expected date of delivery was?


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:53

Fab time of year for getting an allotment,  depends on how the plot has been left.  We put our name down for one on a boozy night out with friends who had already got an allotment. Within weeks we had a brand new plot, which needed clearing of grass.  That was around March/April 3 years ago and we haven't looked back.  It's been fantastic and we enjoy time as a family down there (me, OH and 3 kids) and I often enjoy time on my own down there.  Last autumn we took on the plot next door too and have had to clear it completely.  Great place for relaxing, spending time together and obviously for growing fruit and veg!  We bought a really cheap small shed (you could look for second hand) keep a few tools there.  OH enjoys making raised beds from offcuts of wood etc.  We did have the choice to fence ours off, which we did choose to do.  You can spend as little or as much as you want.  That's the fun.  We have old wellies planted up with marigolds in the summer which the kids love doing, planting sunflowers etc.

Enjoy your little piece of 'the good life' when you get it.

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:36

Me neither Clarington!  Here's hoping one day! But I seriously doubt it.

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Greenfly in my greenhouse!

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48 perennial plant offer

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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

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what utter confusion!

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

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