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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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Keep ’em peeled

Most plot holders manage to enjoy their plots without having their possessions and produce stolen and their sheds being broken into. Sadly, on occasions, our site has trouble. In their much-loved movie, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromit have

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