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Dismantle and store canes for next year

Now the runner beans/french beans have come to an end, it’s a good idea to dismantle the frame of bamboo canes and store them for use next year. Leaving canes out during winter will shorten their life by making them weaker and brittle. GIVE THEM A WASH You can wash …

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Receiving a 28 Day Letter

Within the allotment world there is a phrase which puts fear into the heart of any gardener – the ’28 Day letter’. If you have been sent a 28 day letter it usually means that your plot isn’t meeting the standards of that allotment site. You will have 28 days …

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Different types of Allotments

There is no set layout to an allotment. Traditionally the method was to have straight lines of plants, row after row, but in recent years allotments are become more of a mix for leisure and gardening. Visit your allotment at different times of day to work out where the sun …

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7 Ways to Jump the Allotment Waiting List

It can be frustrating to be on a waiting list for an allotment, waiting year after year to fulfill your dreams of growing your own food. In some parts of London you can wait 25 years! The UK average is around 4 years. Here are just a few ways of …

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