Our Allotment

A photographic diary of the progress on our Allotment in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. August 2016 Yet another year had gone by without any entries about the allotment! The main reason for this is that we didn’t really change anything this year. We planted seed potatoes in black plastic bags to keep them out of the ground which has resulted in eel worm in the past. The harvest wasn’t very good in terms of overall weight but we got a few […]

GR are Winners at the Allotment Flower and Veg Show

Last year we entered the Flower and Vegetable Show at our allotments we won a couple of first prizes due to the fact we were novices and that there were no other entries! This year we were in with the big guys! Despite a pretty poor harvest this year we managed two first prizes and a second.

Allotment Update – June 2013

The weather has finally improved and although we are still getting some rainy days, we have also had quite a few very hot days with temperatures in the greenhouse going up well into the 30s. However, at the back of our plot there is a band of very tall, mature trees which block the sun from one half of our plot until around lunchtime each day. We view this with a mixture of feelings; the lack of sun means that […]

Allotment Update – January 2012 1

Most of the allotment is dormant at the moment but the Broad Beans sown early autumn are doing well as are the Sweet Peas, Onions and Garlic. Quite pleased with progress as this is the first time I’ve grown crops over the winter. We also still have potatoes in the ground which, so far, haven’t been eaten or rotted off so we should have them available up to the next set of crop. George at the allotment has his seed […]

Allotment Update – Late May

Netting is up on one of the fruit cages; have had to order some more to complete the other one! The new Walnut Tree from has three tiny fruit on it already and the Plum and Cherry are doing well. Strawberries are all doing well and the new ones from the Allotment Plant Sale have been planted too so we should have lots of fruit this summer. Salad crops doing well along with the Onions and Garlic. Leeks planted […]