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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
My Heroic Herbs

My Heroic Herbs

Back in September, I blogged about my little rosemary and thyme plants, and wondered as to whether these young guns would make it through..

April 28, 2012 with 4 Comments
What’s the Future for Rosemary and Thyme?

What’s the Future for Rosemary and Thyme?

I’m not sure what’s going to become of these little rosemary and thyme plants over the winter, but for now they’re an accomplishment..

September 9, 2011 with 3 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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