News archives

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. –

Tagged with:

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

Tagged with:

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

Tagged with:

Bees and the RAA

Bees have been on Knight’s Hill for millions of years! But it was only in 2004 that hives of honey bees were brought to the allotments. There had been a fair bit of preparation. An observation hive and local honey

Tagged with: