Of wildflowers and weeds

Of wildflowers and weeds

Hi everyone, I’m Michael, the holder of a plot at Brook Street. As a profession I’m a gardener specialising in wildlife-friendly garden design and have studied ecosystem development extensively. After discussing on several occasions with Karen, I’m excited to start...
Blog article contributions from Michael Grant

Blog article contributions from Michael Grant

As you are aware I am always interested in fellow allotment holders across the whole of TAGA to send me Blog Articles. I realise this will be slow to take off. However, I am very pleased to announce that Michael Grant from Brook Street Allotments has very kindly...
Bees Knees UK Community – Rebecca Twigg

Bees Knees UK Community – Rebecca Twigg

BIG BEE WEEKEND – MY BIG BEE PLANT LIST to bring our lovely weekend bee focused group event to a slow down…. Keep reading for the list – My Favourite pollinators friendly plants, based on what I have observed carefully over the years as a gardener...
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...