Allotment tools, what do you need?

With thanks to Akuppa John Wigham and Creative Commons

I've recently been discussing on a forum just how much running an allotment costs. The consensus seems to be that it's expensive to have an allotment. The majority felt it did not save them money on food. I have to say, this confuses me. I use my allotment to be … ... READ THE REST

How to start an organic garden


There was a time when if you said 'I garden organically' to a fellow gardener you'd be met with a very strange look. True, organic gardeners were once met with a certain kind of derision, but now many people have latched on to the organic movement. With regular news updates … ... READ THE REST

plastic greenhouse

I wish! With thanks to Gidzy and CC

  SEE A LIST OF THE BEST PLASTIC GREENHOUSES THAT WORK   I have managed fairly well without a greenhouse for my veggie plot. But I also live in a windy area and my plants, particularly as seedlings, show the effects of such an environment. I love greenhouses! I have … ... READ THE REST

Backsaver spade


There is no getting around the fact that digging is hard work. I (mostly) love it, but I do get back ache after an afternoon digging. Now what if there was a back saving digging spade? Well, there is! Or used to be. Or, it's back! I'll get onto that … ... READ THE REST

Beehive compost bin

SEE RANGE BEEHIVE COMPOSTERS BINS HERE – CLICK HERE   I love beehive compost bins. I can't tell whether it's because I love all things to do with compost, that I only have had plastic compost bins before, or just because they are the Rolls Royce of compost bins and … ... READ THE REST

Why buy a Juwel cold frame

With thanks to Dyogi and CC

  Any gardener who lives in the higher latitudes trying to grow anything other than cold hardy plants will know just how important a cold frame is. There are many cold frame too choose from, from home made all season cold frames to portable cold frame kits. Frankly, the Rolls … ... READ THE REST