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All in a days work on the allotment

23. May 2009

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All in a days work on the allotment

I am beginning to understand why allotments are in high demand. Have just spent a great couple of hours on my hands and knees weeding Steve’s veg beds in The Village.It was both relaxing and hard work  – I came away with aching limbs, a sore back but a real sense of satisfaction at having […]

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Climate Change allotments

11. May 2009

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Climate Change allotments

Good news to report from my previous blogs about The Village –  a square of allotments very near to where I live in the Meads in Eastbourne. I have met an inspiring gardener who runs his plot with excellent green credentials – as a gardener and in his professional life. Councillor Steve Wallis is also […]

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The Village Update

21. April 2009

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The Village Update

If you read this blog a few weeks back you would have seen that I am keen to secure a small plot  in a wonderful  group of allotments very near to my house in Eastbourne called The Village – right in the middle of the Meads if anyone knows the area. I keep popping  to […]

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Greener shoots in economic crisis

21. April 2009

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Greener shoots in economic crisis

  London may be suffering from an economic melt-down but it is also a fertile seed bed for green ideas. The current Mayor, Boris Johnson,  does not necessarily spring to mind when you think about gardening, but it seems that he has realised the value of vegetable gardens: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/nov/04/boris-london The Mayor is also supporting the excellent Capital […]

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Grow your own veg seeds

21. March 2009

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Grow your own veg seeds

Seed planting is a great way to get back into gardening in spring. I always plant mine on sunny days so have been very busy this past week with the absolutely glorious weather – temperatures regularly up to 18c! Its a brilliant way to source plants for the veg patch as it costs almost nothing […]

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Allotment Aristocrats

20. March 2009

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Allotment Aristocrats

Have just found this wonderful web-site which gives you the planting times for every sort of vegetable. Its a brilliant way to keep an eye on what needs going into the ground now that spring appears to be emerging . http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/fruit_veg_diary/veg_planner.asp. You can even load up when the first and last frost might happen in […]

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