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Get organic, get rotten…

…Get composting!: Adding organic matter through composting is the best way to improve your Rosendale allotment’s heavy (but potentially very fertile) clay soil. Why compost?: The joy of composting is that waste material can be turned into something extremely valuable

Wild about wildlife

Why should I care? What’s in it for me?

 As gardeners we can grow healthy produce efficiently and give nature a helping hand. If we make just a few changes to how we do things, we can save ourselves time,

Wildlife gardening

Why should I adopt wildlife-friendly gardening practices? Because wildlife is in trouble. Some recent UK examples:   – Butterflies 70% of species are declining Butterfly conservation, 2015. – Hedgehogs declined by 66% in the last thirteen years PTES, 2018. –

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Choose no-dig instead!

Allotment plot holder Nick Giannissis found Mervyn’s feature about his ‘no-dig’ plot here on the RAA website. With google he discovered more, was converted to no-dig himself, and he has written his own feature on the subject, published here for

Dig no more!

Nick Giannissis found Mervyn Hartwig’s feature about his ‘no-dig’ plot here. It set him off on an exploration of cyberspace, a journey he returned from last Spring to put some of the no-dig principles he found into practice on his

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