Lesley Upton

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

Giant pumpkin In less than a week the pumpkin seed I planted has germinated. I planted two pumpkin ‘Autumn Mammoth’ seeds, and so far only one has sprung to life.…

How To Grow Clematis C.alpina ‘Columbine’

© Time Inc   Clematis mingle well with existing climbers and wall shrubs, taking up little extra space. They can deliver flowers every month of the year and are largely…

We’ve had a question form Sarah in Solihull about broad beans. Last year she tried growing them, but got next to nothing. She promised herself she wouldn’t try growing them…

It’s time to get potatoes in the ground, so I went to the allotment yesterday and planted three rows. My allotment neighbour and mentor, Ray, who has had an allotment…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

We can visit our allotments! Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has stated that those people with allotments can tend them during the strict new curbs on life in…

Life on the Allotment: Spuds

Broad beans I sowed some ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ broad beans in October last year and planted them out on the allotment in November. They’re growing well, but I think I need…