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What is an allotment?

An allotment is an area of land which is rented on a yearly basis to local residents and community groups. The purpose of an allotment is to grow your own food, whether that is fruit, herbs or vegetables. Flowers can be grown on an allotment but they are mostly for …

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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

Derby Lane Allotments. May 20, 2010

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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Visiting an Allotment Open Day

Today I took a trip on the bus to an allotment site open day. This site holds open days twice a year and it’s always good to chat with other gardeners about what is growing well and what is not germinating this year. There is also a chance to buy …

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Changing Face of Allotments

This week I’ve found myself at the centre of a news story rather than writing about it. You see, around four weeks ago I made a comment on my personal gardening blog in relation to a story published in the gardening magazine, Amateur Gardening. An article written by Matthew Appleby …

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Britain’s Best Allotment

During the past few weeks I’ve spent most of my time driving around England looking at some beautiful allotments. I’ve been a judge in Britain’s Best Allotment competition as part of National Allotments Week which ends this weekend. It’s interesting to see people use their allotments not only a place …

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