Despite the drought followed by crazy storms… followed by a drought, allotments/allotmenteers have persevered Continue reading Summer 2017
Well, we don’t. We can grow a wonderful variety of over-wintering crops Continue reading Why do we need Iceberg lettuce from the USA?
Go to Stroud Food Bank page for updates on your donations, feedback on how your food is distributed and some stories of how important your donations are.
The Gardeners Friend -A Leopard Slug has been found Continue reading The Gardeners Friend: the Leopard Slug
Lemon Drizzle Courgette Cake
200g grated courgette
125g butter, melted Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Courgette Cake
“Compost Awareness Week” on Sunday 8th May
Held on Martyn’s Constable’s Allotment, where he plans to plant legumes Continue reading Compost Awareness Week & Maye Bruce
By: Lesley Greene
Campaign for hedgehogs!
Slugs are a real pest on the allotments but the allotment field has wonderful birds and we have hedgehogs snuffling around in the allotment hedges. Not only do Hedgehogs eat slugs but , like many previously common wildlife, their numbers are declining fast.
Slug pellets are poisonous, Continue reading When did you last see a hedgehog?
With YOUR agreement and support Plot No 8 has been allocated to the Ronan’s Trust. Continue reading Ronan’s Trust Charity Allotment
Taking up your lawn? Making a new bed out of grass? TURF makes excellent compost, really beautiful results, but has to be done in a certain way. Now is the time to do it for the spring. ‘Sod’ layering, like lasagna composting Continue reading ‘Sod’ layering to compost
Suppleness, Strength and pSychological well-being
Back in the summer, we ran a pilot scheme to provide free yoga, open to all. Dubbed “Yogar” (Yoga for gardeners); local resident and yoga instructor Amy Hughes lead the sessions, helping aching gardeners to stretch and strengthen all those muscles essential to keep them digging and sowing! Continue reading “Yogar” at the Community Orchard