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Working on your allotment

Beginning work on your allotment can be an exciting time. An important piece of advice is to take your time, especially if your allotment is quite overgrown. Plan your garden properly, and tackle small areas at a time. This way you will see some results without being daunted by the whole area.

We have put together some simple information pages to provide advice and guidance when working on your allotment. The advice we provide here is very limited, so for further information, we recommend you scour the Internet for useful information, and use books and magazines to help you. Below is a list of Internet links which you might also find useful:

BBC2 Gardeners' World- clips and programmes regularly updated

Royal Horticultural Society Plantfinder - puts gardeners in touch with growers and suppliers of plants

Kitchen Garden magazine - the UK's no. 1 fruit and veg-growing magazine

Orange Pippin - specialist information about apples and orchard fruit

Safe Gardening - interesting advice on staying safe in your garden

Downsizer - help and advice on making changes to the way you live

To read about what it's really like to have your own plot, click here:

Diary of an Allotment Gardener