Real men grow flowers….

Real men grow flowers…. This growing season, I took the decision to supplement my fruit and veg by growing flowers for cutting. In this blog I’ll take you through the experiences of my flower season and throw in the odd serviceable tip along the way, to improve your flower power next year. Simple flowers forContinue reading “Real men grow flowers….”

The Essex Allotment Debut: First Season With a Polytunnel

On September 23rd, I opened my biggest (and only, come to think of it) birthday gift from my parents. It was exactly what every thirty-something man dreams of receiving for his birthday… A 2×6 polytunnel! For those unfamiliar with the agricultural world, a polytunnel is a little like a transportable conservatory. A dual purpose rainmac-cum-visorContinue reading “The Essex Allotment Debut: First Season With a Polytunnel”

Who is The Essex Allotment?

Hi, welcome to my blog. I’m Alex aka The Essex Allotment. I’m a 33 year old bloke living in Chelmsford city, Essex. I’ve had an allotment for 18 months and it’s become my passion and I’d love for you to join me on my adventure as I deal with the trials and tribulations of growingContinue reading “Who is The Essex Allotment?”