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…

Allotment jobs month by month

Allotment jobs month by month

January Vegetables Plan this year’s vegetable plantings, ideally rotating crops by not planting in the same place as last year.. By mid January, start ‘chitting’ tubers of early potatoes in…

Jobs for the Month

Jobs for the Month

March 2019 Although the weather during March can be variable, the soil will start to warm up as the days get longer. Where we have sunny days it may be…

Greenhouse or Polytunnel Gardening

Greenhouse or Polytunnel Gardening

Points to consider Seasonal uses  Potential Issues Points to Consider A polythene tunnel or a greenhouse is an expensive addition to an allotment. If you are thinking of making this…