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By Whippet

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

Allotment advice. We are about to take over our first allotment and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good book to buy. I was thinking I could do with something that will tell me what I should be doing each month. Thanks.



I have this -

RHS Allotment journal - its got loads of advice and checklists each month, plus each month has note pages to jot down what you do.

12 Sep, 2011


'Allotment Gardening by Bridgette Saunders'

See the description at the bottom of

I haven't read it but I know it was written to do exactly what you're after.

12 Sep, 2011


They is also a good site see link below

13 Sep, 2011


Thanks v much. I will look those up. No doubt will have more questions once the allotment is ours.

13 Sep, 2011


RHS Allotment Handbook, I bought mine used from Amazon for £5.00

13 Sep, 2011


I have just ordered the RHS allotment book - can't wait for it to arrive!

13 Sep, 2011


My came in fab condition, still in it's shrinkwrap. It's a lovely book to look through. Easy to follow, you'll enjoy it, then you'll want something more in depth. He He

13 Sep, 2011


At the moment, I'm reading Christine Walkden's No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening Book - that is nice and straightforward. Got mine from The Works for a fraction of the retail price.
Amazon is brilliant for books though, normally get mine from there. I'm tempted now to get the RHS Allotment Book Grannyb - not that I have an allotment but just a veg plot :0)

13 Sep, 2011


Dawnsaunt, I don't have an allotment yet, but this book is very useful.

13 Sep, 2011


Thanks Grannyb, you can't beat the RHS books can you.

Done it! Tis ordered - hey, you should get commission from Amazon, lol.

Got one "used but like new" for £5.19, plus postage. It will be nice to read through the Winter months.

Thank you :-))))

13 Sep, 2011


I have been looking through my David Austin 'The English Rose' which cost about £8.00 used. It's such a lovely book, the only problem is it doesn't have scent.LOL never mind smelly vision what about smelly books?

Nigel Slaters books also Amazon used, such good value.

13 Sep, 2011


These books should have 'scratch and sniff' lol.

I only have David Austin's rose catalogue - their roses are so expensive, arent they but lovely at the same time.

I've ordered some shrub roses for delivery in November from Apuldrum Roses and J Parkers too :-)

13 Sep, 2011

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