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Derby Lane 602 – The Final Episode, Goodbye Rusty Allotment

The final day on the Rusty Allotment has arrived. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. Memories from my 11 years on this allotment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4I4CDwfGh0 You can find Tamara’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENCtGJPOFm_W2cczUlHNsQ

How I Store My Garden Mint for Winter Use

I love mint sauce on my Sunday lunch and this is how I store it fresh from the garden for use later in the year.

Plant now for Christmas dinner

As we enjoy possibly the hottest summer of record we must give some time to think about Winter and the crops we’d like to enjoy during the colder months. For new potatoes in December and especially Christmas Day, August is the traditional month for planting. […]

Welcome to my new allotment

Welcome to my new allotment

On January 1, 2018, I visit an allotment site with a view to take on a plot, I came away with two adjacent allotments measuring a total of 17m x 13.7m (56ft x 45ft). Along one side is a mainline railway track and a host […]

North West hosepipe ban cancelled

North West hosepipe ban cancelled

The planned hosepipe ban in the North West has been called off, water chiefs said today. United Utilities said the slightly cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have eased the demand for water. Together with customers’ water saving efforts, it means United Utilities do not need […]

All About Sean

All About Sean

Instagram: seanjamescameron | Facebook: diaryofaukgardener | YouTube: seanjamescameron | Twitter: seanjamescameron If you have a question for this section please put it in the comments below. Thank you. Q: WHERE DO YOU LIVE? A: Currently living in South-East London, United Kingdom. Q: WHERE ARE YOU […]

Goodbye Tamara

Goodbye Tamara

It’s been a week of goodbyes. Last week Svetlana left the site and this weekend Tamara said her goodbyes. She is heading for a new life in Switzerland. Mixed with that I’ve been saying my own goodbyes to plot holders as I’ve seen them throughout […]

All About Rusty

All About Rusty

Rusty arrived around 2011. He lives in one of the houses surround the allotment site and visits every day. His mother and sister live next door to him. He has a brother called Smokey who lives by the seaside. You can find lots of pictures […]

Now that’s what I call a shed!

Now that’s what I call a shed!

What a weekend! On Saturday I helped with the local allotment awards committee. We travelled around the county looking at various allotment plots of those taking part in the annual competition, I was taking photos of the finalists. There is such a wide variety of […]

DVD: The Victorian Garden series

DVD: The Victorian Garden series

The Victorian Kitchen Garden is one of those DVDs that I reach for when the weather is too bad for actual gardening. The series follows Head Gardener Harry Dodson as he recreated a typical Victorian kitchen garden on an estate in Chilton Foliat near Hungerford. […]


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