Latest posts by AllotmentMax


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.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:30

Afternoon all, is it really Monday again!!  I can't complain really, we had a lovely weekend and I don't work on a Monday.  But after all my gardening this weekend, I decided a day off, so after a dash round with the hoover (inside the house!) I went for a coffee with a friend, so good to catch up.  Then sat and read a gardening magazine to get some inspiration. (There are a few plants need pricking out, which I may be tempted to this afternoon).  Then came on here to catch up with everyone's weekends, photos etc.  Just waiting for my shopping to be delivered (lazy I know!)  But at least I can get on with stuff while I wait.

Bit peeved that my green bin got rejected for being too heavy!!!  They don't even have to lift it, the lorry does is for them.  So I'm going to have to take some stuff out!!  I will have to bag it up and take to the allotment for the composter! 

OH said he would cut the grass on Saturday, but when I got home, he had forgotten the front garden!! Don't know what planet he's on.  I'll have to finish the job he started!!  Off to make a cuppa . . .  


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:04

Evening all ! Looks like everyone had a very busy weekend. Me too! very tired, but feel like we've acheived lots.

HWdone friday eve, Sat am sorted out my two daughter's wardrobes, pm went shopping in Cambridge. 

After eggs and bacon in bed cooked by OH whilst kids slept we then opened mothers day pressies. Got lovely bouquet of flowers. Today OH and spent time at the allotment. He planted the potatoes, I planted the onions I had started off. Sowed parsnips. Sowed a selection of salads and covered with cloche. Completely rejigged the raised bed of strawberries and ended up with around 30 extra plants. Dug up last leeks. Weeded some areas. 

Back at home in the garden I decided to extend the flower beds so decided some sort of shape usjng the hose pipe and began to dig up turf!, may take me a couple ofweeks. Can't wait to decide what to plant when its alk done.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:02

Can't wait to finish work today. The sun is out after a foggy start and I have many plans afoot for the weekend.  Not much doing at work, so would rather be out in the garden!!!  Plan on planting spuds at the weekend at the allotment and any other tasks which need doing.

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:59

Love yellow in the garden in spring.  Have made a lovely display of daffs and a few snippets of forsythia to brighten up the living room in a vase.  Smells lovely too!!!

Can't wait for lots of other colours too.

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