Category Archives: Articles

We are currently at full capacity, but if you would like to be added to our waiting list, please get in touch. Typically plots become available in February of each year, but occasionally we do have plots at other times.

Keeping an allotment can be a very rewarding pastime. There are many benefits, including physical exercise, mental wellbeing, healthy eating, social interaction and family bonding. But it can also prove hard work and a little demoralising at times if plots are not kept under control. Keeping an allotment is a commitment. TV programmes are very good at making it look easy, they usually show loose easily-dug soil in their demonstrations. However, if you’ve just been allocated an allotment the chances are you’ve inherited a disused plot which will require a lot of hard work to clear well-established weeds and to break the ground. If this is the case, it’s important to establish control of your plot as quickly as you can and there’s no shame in seeking help from family and friends to assist with this initial challenge. Whilst it’s not always possible to allocate a lot of your time to your…

Read more