It is not intended for the videos posted here to be instructional or to show the 'correct' way of doing things. They just show 'our' way and what works for us.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Our allotment through 2017

In this video we have 'stitched' together clips from videos taken throughout 2017 to give an overview of a year on our allotment.

Just to warn you is is almost 47 minutes long so you may need a comfy chair and something nice to drink

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Harvesting in December

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bird Feeder Frenzy

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tidying up our perennial bed and harvesting

Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Look Round the Plot - Mid November

Monday, 6 November 2017

Excellent Compost

Saturday, 4 November 2017

An afternoon on the plot

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Late October Plot Tour - Robin and Geese

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Pruning cane and bush fruit

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Strrimming and Pruning - Mid October

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Our journey to the plot

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Late October plot tour - robin and geese

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lifting carrots

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Melon Emir

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Greenhouse and Summerhouse - Late September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Missing bits from last week

Monday, 25 September 2017

A chance to harvest some fruit and veg

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Plot Tour Early September - 4k video

A look around the plot in early September 2017.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Trial Potato Bed Reveal

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Late August Plot Tour

Monday, 21 August 2017

Apple Tickled Pink

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Vivaldi Potatoes

Monday, 14 August 2017

Cutting back our cherry tree

Bumper harvest of Casablanca potatoes

Friday, 11 August 2017

Flowers in our allotment - August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Club root or something else

Cutting back our cherry tree

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Peaches ready yet?

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Garden and greenhouse - July 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Potato decisions

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Late July Plot Tour

Warning - the video is nearly 18 minutes long.

Monday, 24 July 2017

A tour of our allotment - Fruit Trees

Sowing late peas

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Home greenhouse update - late July

Monday, 17 July 2017

Guess who likes jostaberries?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Refurbishing our perennial bed at the plot

Monday, 10 July 2017

Early July Plot 41

Sorting out a thorny problem

Tour of the plot - end of June

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Lifting Our First Potatoes and Picking Broad Beans

I decided to see if we had any decent sized Casablanca potatoes. Picked our first broad beans of the year to go with the new potatoes.

Harvesting for Dinner

We've started harvesting our calabrese  "Aquiles" and cabbages "Regency" which were plug plants bought from DT Brown.

Brassicas - The Good and The Bad

A look at the progress our early and summer brassicas are making on the plot. Our early bought in plants are doing well but our summer crop of self-raised plants not so well.

Allotment Potato Update Mid June

After testing out our potato sack on Sunday I thought it might be a good idea to update the state of play of the potatoes growing on the allotment.

Monday, 26 June 2017

A Tour of the Plot - Cane and Vine Fruit

Monday, 19 June 2017

A Tour of our Allotment - Berry Fruit

Monday, 12 June 2017

Greenhouse Summer Mode and a Sack of Potatoes

We made a start this weekend on getting our home greenhouse into summer mode. This meant moving out plants destined for the allotment and planting up peppers and aubergines into big enough pots to see them through summer in the greenhouse.

I also emptied out a bag of Casablanca potatoes which had been planted at the beginning of March and left to grow on in the greenhouse.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Cardoons Before and After the Gale

A bit of video of our cardoons taken on Monday before the gale force winds and on Wednesday afternoon showing the damage to the plants. I need to think of a way to support our cardoons for next year.

Inspecting for Storm Damage

After gale force winds on Tuesday I went down to the plot to check for any damage on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A week's progress on the plot

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Flowers on the Plot

End of May Plot Update

Friday, 19 May 2017

Plot Tour

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Planting out sweet peas and bed preparation

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Second sowing of broad beans

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Frost damage

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Cheeky robin

Harlow Carr Slideshow

Sowing Parsnips and carrots - our way

Monday, 8 May 2017

A Tour of the Plot

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Clumber Park - goslings, bluebells and squirrels

Bluebell Heaven

Thursday, 4 May 2017

A busy week

A busy week saw us sowing carrots and parsnips as well as planting out some of our pot grown brassica plants. The last of this year's potatoes were planted.


  • Carrots: Autumn King, Flyaway, Marion and Royal Chantenay 3
  • Parsnips: Gladiator
  • Potatoes: Vivaldi
  • Calabrese: Aquiles

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Urban Foxes

Friday, 14 April 2017

A look around the garden greenhouse

A look around our home greenhouse as our sowing season moves into full swing.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Planting Broad Beans and Shallots

We made the most of a warm sunny Saturday afternoon to get our broad beans and shallots planted at the allotment.

Our broad beans are a variety called Witkiem Manita. These were sown in modules on 02 March 2017

Our shallots are Golden Gourmet and Red Sun and they were planted in modules on 02 March 2017.

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ authors M & S Garrett

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Planting potatoes

If you follow our blog you'll know we don't plant our potatoes in the traditional way of digging out a trench which then has compost or manure added before the potatoes are placed in the trench which is then backfilled. We prefer the trowel only method.

For our first earlies we don’t plant through weed control fabric. These will be lifted individually as soon as we think there will be a useful crop of tasty new potatoes and weed control fabric means this is rather awkward. They are planted at about a trowel’s depth. We’ve found this gives us good results.

For maincrop potatoes where the crop will be lifted once the foliage has died down we plant through weed control fabric. Once the crop is ready for lifting the weed control fabric is removed and the crop lifted.

Our first earlies are Casablanca and the six varieties of “new to us” potatoes are Cara, Innovator, Isle of Jura, Osprey, Rooster, & Saxon.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Blossom time - allotment tour

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Allotment Diary 13

We’ve been making the most of the excellent spring sunshine to get beds ready for planting next month. Our peas, onions and shallots will be planted through weed control fabric which was laid over the appropriate bed. The fabric is used year after year and is rotated along with its crop with suitable holes or slits already made in the fabric.

Sue repotted our two cranberry bushes which grow in tubs outside the greenhouse. They hadn’t been done for a few years and desperately needed some new compost.

On the plot our fruit trees are starting to break into flower.  Our plum Oullins gage is the first to flower.

Finally, there is my best bit of robin video. It’s been singing to us all afternoon long on our visits over the last few days.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Robin Stops Work (4k)

Work on the allotment stopped to try to get some video of this robin singing.


Monday, 20 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Harvesting in the Frost