Down at the allotments

Latest news on the allotments service

Allotment workers

We’ve been doing a lot of work on trees throughout the allotment sites over the past couple of months. Keeping them short helps improve the allotment sites.

As we approach the end of the year we would like to thank all of our allotment Site Representatives. They are a hardy bunch, out in all weathers, helping to keep the sites running.

Top tips for growing success

Autumn produceKay Sexton and her husband Tony on plot 103, The Weald, suggest using water bottles cut in half and then buried in the ground to direct the flow of water straight to the root of the plant. This is a sustainable way of conserving valuable water resources at the allotment sites while making sure your plants and vegetables are getting enough water to grow!

Also congratulations for Kay and Tony, as plot 103 came first place in the most creative allotment site category for the City In Bloom 2012 competition.

Your stories from around the allotments

Mr Brian Jones originally from Wales who has plot 116/1 at The Weald allotment site has had his allotment for just 8 weeks. Already he has tilled the soil and got things growing! The difference both to the plot and to Mr Jones is noticeable - he says of his allotment “it’s the best thing in life". We are so glad that Mr Jones could join us at The Weald allotment site and wish him all the best!

Did you know

That we have 3 limited mobility sites? Limited mobility plots consist of raised beds of approximately 10 square metres surrounded by paving. These plots are designed for people with restricted mobility and are ideally suited to wheelchair access.

There are currently plots at Coldean, Weald and Foredown - view city & site maps. There are 17 raised plots and an additional five easy access plots.