AllotmentTime to start picking out new varieties for 2019

Lee Bailey 6 days ago
This week the new Suttons Seeds catalogue arrived – the first of what I expect to be many new seed catalogues arriving over the coming weeks.  As the garden season largely starts coming to an end for most of us, and few varieties are still to be sown, the catalogues are our first opportunity to start planning for the next season. As I suspect is the case with most of us, there are the usual...

AllotmentHealthThe Reason I Garden – #3 Diabetes

Lee Bailey 1 week ago
My diabetes diagnosis was the one thing that really made me focus on horticulture more seriously - not only was increasing my exercise important, but also learning and exploring fruit and vegetable growing in greater detail.

AllotmentHealthThe Reason I Garden – #2 Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lee Bailey 2 weeks ago
In my first post on the reasons I garden, I mentioned that I started my allotment journey in an effort to aid my mental health.  Not long after I took on that first plot, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  For those that don’t know, RA is a inflammatory autoimmune disease in which your immune system mistakingly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue, causing painful inflammation in the joints – most commonly the fingers,...

AllotmentHealthThe Reason I Garden – #1 Mental Health

Lee Bailey 2 weeks ago
Recent studies have shown that allotment gardening in particular is good for mental health