Bee Swarms Explained

Bee Swarms Explained

What causes bees to swarm? Swarming is the honey bee’s natural way of reproducing a colony. When an existing bee colony becomes too large for the current hive or site,…

Jobs for the Month

Jobs for the Month

January  2019 We are going through a relatively mild spell for winter, so if the soil is not too wet you can work it gently to plant onion sets and…

Special Plant Nursery courses

Special Plants Nursery » 2019 Gardening Courses The following gardening courses which may be of interest to allotment gardeners are being held at a commercial nursery near Bath in April:…

Avon Organic Group Talks

Avon Organic Group is the local group in Bristol for everyone who is interested in organics gardening and organic foods. It is affiliated to Garden Organic and the Soil Association.…

Caring for Trees courses

Caring for Trees courses

Do you grow apple, pear or plum trees on your allotment? Puzzled by pruning or pests? Pick from a new crop of Orchard Learning courses at Horfield Organic Community Orchard…

Gardening for wildlife

Gardening for wildlife

Why consider wildlife on your allotment? There are many advantages of encouraging wildlife into your allotment plot. These include: Better pollination of crops by insects you’ve encouraged on to the…