The The Allotment Planner

The The Allotment Planner

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This book of fun and challenging monthly projects will help gardeners make the most of their allotments, so they retain interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. From blogging to beekeeping, barbecuing to keeping chickens, Matthew suggests a once-a-week project to sustain Britain's 330,000 allotment holders. This journal contains all the monthly reminders you need to grow your crops, but focuses much more on new ideas that bring enjoyment, push the boundaries, and inject a sense of originality in the proceedings. Such as bee keeping, painting, blogging, camping out, barbecuing and growing wildflowers. This book will help Britain's 330,000 allotment holders to retain their interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. The book is arranged into months from January to December, with 4 or 5 projects per month. In addition to the main projects, each month the author suggests a further ten or so timely ways to make a difference to an allotment.
50 quotes from the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Eric Morecambe, Mahatma Ghandi and Germaine Greer allow readers to keep their plot in perspective.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 25mm | 588g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711234701
  • 9780711234703
  • 1,377,343

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'An irreverent look at keeping an allotment. plenty of good ideas that make it a joy on or off the allotment.' Herbs 'It takes commitment to keep an allotment, but Matthew Appleby offers inspiration with his ideas for each month.' Period Living
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About Matthew Appleby

MATTHEW APPLEBY is a garden writer with more than a decade's experience. He edits Horticulture Week and Garden Retail magazines and contributes regularly to The Guardian, Amateur Gardening and other national newspapers and magazines on gardening. A foreword by friend and fellow professional ALYS FOWLER will help raise the book's profile.
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