My New Compost Heap

Since I moved into my current address almost five years ago I have been using  the cylindrical upright type of polycarbonate compost bin left in a corner of the garden by the previous owners. Judging by the clean state of the bin when I started using it I think I was the first to put […]

Green Manure

Whenever a visitor comes to the allotments in the summer they are usually over awed and inspired by the huge array of sights and smells befuddling their senses. During the winter season however it takes more of a connoisseur to appreciate what is going on in the ground – to the untrained eye it can […]

Dahlias 1

What else could I write about this week besides for dahlias?! I love opening the curtains in the morning to be greeted by the most stunning display of these breath taking flowers during August and September. A little bit of Dahlia history Impress your friends with some little known dahlia facts: The dahlia is named […]