Why have an allotment

Why have an allotment

I often wonder why I have an allotment. The digging, the mud, the brambles, not to mention the slugs – there are a lot of negatives. Most of the year I tend to forget the benefits until the summer when suddenly as you are eating a strawberry or an apple you have...
Allotment wildlife

Allotment wildlife

One of the delights of having an allotment is the wildlife you cross paths with while working on your plot. On our allotment plot there are a healthy population of slow-worms making a home in the compost bins and in other areas of cover and warmth scattered around...