April in the Allotment

April in the Allotment

Some photos from April in the Allotment. A beautiful time of year with all the different blossom! Pear Blossom Cherry Blossom Apple Blossom...
March Recipe – Salmon and sorrel sauce

March Recipe – Salmon and sorrel sauce

Saumon à l’oseille is a popular French dish served in bistros across the country at this time of year when sorrel is fresh and plentiful. Although now considered traditional it was invented in 1973 by the Troisgros brothers in Roanne. Our sorrel has larger leaves and...

February Recipe – Jerusalem Artichokes Three Ways

Jerusalem Artichokes Three Ways I had this as a starter at the Landgate Bistro in Rye and have tweaked it and cooked it at home, finding it a tasty and nutritious way of using one of the few allotment vegetables still available in late February. If you are not...
February in the Allotment

February in the Allotment

It’s Wales in the allotment in February – mainly leeks and daffodils! Leeks Daffodil Over-wintering garlicOver-wintering garlic. On the left Wilco’s Isle of Wight, on the right Ail Violette pour planter from à French market. Planted at the same...
January in the Allotment

January in the Allotment

January in the allotment is always quiet, but here are some photos of new and existing life in the allotment. Romanesco Cauliflower Gooseberry bushNewly pruned gooseberry bush RhubarbEmerging rhubarb BroadbeansAutumn planted broad beans on their...