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What My Patio Has Taught Me About Herbs

What My Patio Has Taught Me About Herbs

Sometimes, the days when you’re bored are the most dangerous… Last weekend, with the plot sleeping for the winter and a bike ride done,..

December 14, 2014 with 3 Comments
Potting Up Mint, Much to the Relief of the Herb Garden

Potting Up Mint, Much to the Relief of the Herb Garden

Oh, mint, there are so many reasons to love you. You’re a fine looking plant, and your fragrance is gorgeous, especially just after a..

March 19, 2013 with 2 Comments
Creating a Herb Garden

Creating a Herb Garden

Speaking of herbs, if you haven’t got a herb garden at home or on the allotment, now’s an excellent time to start planning one. Sunny,..

January 4, 2013 with 4 Comments

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope. However, over a decade later, and she now lets me do stuff without watching over my shoulder, so I must be doing something right. [ read more ]

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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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