I help novice Gardeners achieve growing success.

I've always loved being outdoors, and have attempted to grow plants and vegetables in my back garden for a few years now. For the first time, I have an actual allotment so am sharing my journey as I scale up my efforts.

Getting Started

Sometimes the best way is to just jump straight in and get started! I often say "I'd be unstoppable, if only I could get started"! So don't put it off any longer! If the weather is poor - plant seeds indoors. 

The netting I placed over the sprouting broccoli has done a fabulous job of keeping ... read more

These are one of my favourite summer lunches, made even more special as they use ... read more

The courgettes plants are beginning to grow well and there seem to be several courgettes ... read more

I’m so glad I mended the archway earlier this year because it is now holding ... read more

The pepper and chilli plants have grown really well in the greenhouse and need more ... read more

I have had a collection of untidy plants in flower pots for ages – waiting ... read more

We have had several hot days recently, so I’ve been keen to get to the ... read more

The round courgettes and pumpkin max plants are beginning to grow well and I can ... read more

Last year a few small onions were left out on the soil to dry & ... read more

Our Story

As a first time allotment owner, Helen is keen to share her successes and how she overcomes problems so others may learn from her experience.

The allotment was previously managed by an absolute expert, her father-in-law who sadly passed away in early 2023, before he could pass on his knowledge.

She plans to share her journey of discovery to not only help others, but also as a tribute to Barry. He kept the most pristine allotment, and although Helen's spirit is very willing, she currently has more of a haphazard approach to planting! Still, she very much hopes that the end result will be the same - lots of delicious home-grown produce!