Melanie Matthews

My pages:

Page link: Got blight?
Got blight?
Send it to James
Page link: Allotment media roundup
Allotment media roundup
keeping up to date with allotment news stories around the UK
Page link: Hollingdean Lucky Dip
Hollingdean Lucky Dip
A growing themed fair with a fantastic raffle
Page link: RAGS is 80 this year!
RAGS is 80 this year!
Come and celebrate this milestone at our 80th birthday party - Sat 25th may 11am - 3pm
Page link: Sussex Festival of Nature
Sussex Festival of Nature
11am - 5pm 2nd June 2013 - Stanmer Park
Page link: Courses, workshops and meetings (updated 15/4/13)
Courses, workshops and meetings (updated 15/4/13)
Check back regularly for updates
Page link: Allotment Watch
Allotment Watch
Coming to a plot near you
Page link: How to make a plastic bottle propagator
How to make a plastic bottle propagator
Recycling, fun to make and you can go away and leave them for a week without your plants dying!
Page link: Peachy keen on Windmill Hill
Peachy keen on Windmill Hill
Unexpected success
Page link: Volunteers needed at Racehill Farm
Volunteers needed at Racehill Farm
For Hedge Planting - 27th April 10am - all welcome!
Page link: The Adorable Plot
The Adorable Plot
Book review by Tessa Pawsey
Page link: Rhubarb rhubarb
Rhubarb rhubarb
Tired of crumble? try these for a change
Page link: Poisonous courgette warning
Poisonous courgette warning
A cautionary tale!
Page link: Mattock
Mattock
In priase of the mattock - a great tool for clearing brambles
Page link: Greenhouse
Greenhouse
How to make one out of plastic bottles!
Page link: Security - advice for the plotholder
Security - advice for the plotholder
Some tips to keep your things safe
Page link: Mosquito Madness
Mosquito Madness
How to avoid these pesky biters in the summer
Page link: Can you dig it? Win a free CD!
Can you dig it? Win a free CD!
Music review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: Gardeners Question Time in Brighton
Gardeners Question Time in Brighton
Listen to GQT at Seedy Sunday!
Page link: WINTER - the final report
WINTER - the final report
from Kay Sexton and the Grow and Tell workshoppers
Page link: Terms of Reference and Working Groups
Terms of Reference and Working Groups
laying out the aims, roles, timescale, membership etc
Page link: Jerusalem artichoke soup
Jerusalem artichoke soup
Windy, but tasty!
Page link: Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Cauliflower Cheese Soup
A great winter warmer
Page link: Arson at the Weald
Arson at the Weald
2 sheds burnt out by vandals
Page link: OCTOBER - Almost over October
OCTOBER - Almost over October
Sally's Agricube report
Page link: AUGUST - August Angst
AUGUST - August Angst
Sally's Agricube report
Page link: SEPTEMBER - remember September
SEPTEMBER - remember September
Sally's Agricube report
Page link: Seedy Sunday 2013
Seedy Sunday 2013
Corn Exchange Brighton Sunday 3rd Feb 10-4
Page link: September 2012 Maintenance update
September 2012 Maintenance update
ready for the winter works
Page link: Monthly Tips
Monthly Tips
Sites giving helpful tips for any month of the year
Page link: Low Cost Living by John Harrison
Low Cost Living by John Harrison
A book review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: Liaison Sep 2012
Liaison Sep 2012
BHAF-BHCC Meeting Minutes
Page link: Hedgehog alert!
Hedgehog alert!
Look out for our tagged hoggie in Roedale Valley Allotments!
Page link: Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Site Rep Meeting Minutes
Page link: Sept 2011
Sept 2011
Site Rep Meeting Minutes
Page link: Jan 2011
Jan 2011
Site Rep Meeting Minutes
Page link: Sept 2010
Sept 2010
Site Rep Meeting Minutes
Page link: June 2010
June 2010
Site Rep Meeting Minutes
Page link: Allotment Competition 2012 results
Allotment Competition 2012 results
Best Kept Allotment (Coronation Bowl)
Page link: Allotment Competition 2012 results
Allotment Competition 2012 results
Childrens Competition
Page link: Notice from the Allotments Office (Sep 2012)
Notice from the Allotments Office (Sep 2012)
Response regarding cultivation notices
Page link: JUNE Weald Allotment Agricubes
JUNE Weald Allotment Agricubes
June report from Kay
Page link: Liaison Aug 2012
Liaison Aug 2012
BHAF-BHCC Meeting Minutes
Page link: July 2012
July 2012
Minutes
Page link: Our Constitution
Our Constitution
and requirements for affiliated associations
Page link: May 2012 SGM Notes
May 2012 SGM Notes
Proceedings of the meeting & agreed objectives
Page link: Liaison June 2012
Liaison June 2012
BHAF-BHCC Meeting Minutes
Page link: Liaison May 2012
Liaison May 2012
BHAF-BHCC Meeting Minutes
Page link: MAY Weald Allotment Agricubes
MAY Weald Allotment Agricubes
Kay's third report
Page link: MAY The merry merry month of May
MAY The merry merry month of May
Sally's May Agricube trials report
Page link: My plot after 6 months
My plot after 6 months
Just shows what can be achieved!
Page link: April 2012
April 2012
Minutes
Page link: H2go Bag - discount vouchers for all our readers
H2go Bag - discount vouchers for all our readers
Award winning way to overcome the hosepipe ban
Page link: 16/05/12 E-petitition
16/05/12 E-petitition
Sign this petition to request more allotment provision
Page link: Risotto of Spring Vegetables
Risotto of Spring Vegetables
A speedy risotto recipe from Gordon Ramsay (taken from BBC Good Food website)
Page link: APRIL Weald Allotment Agricubes
APRIL Weald Allotment Agricubes
2nd Agricube report from Kay
Page link: What to sow in April
What to sow in April
and how far apart to thin them once they germinate
Page link: Weeds
Weeds
Keeping you busy in April
Page link: What to do in April
What to do in April
Repot tomatoes, plant sweetcorn, protect blossom and sit by the pond!
Page link: Ron Buckman
Ron Buckman
A stalwart of Weald Site
Page link: May 2012 Updated
May 2012 Updated
Steering Group Working Documents
Page link: Herbs
Herbs
A good time to sow annuals
Page link: Green Manures
Green Manures
some you can sow in spring
Page link: APRIL Water Good idea
APRIL Water Good idea
2nd Agricube trial report from Sally
Page link: April 2012 SGM
April 2012 SGM
Steering Group Meeting Minutes
Page link: March 2012 SGM
March 2012 SGM
Steering Group Meeting Minutes
Page link: May 2012 Special General Meeting
May 2012 Special General Meeting
Weds 16th May - participate and have your say!
Page link: Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
April seasonal recipes
Page link: Hosepipe Ban
Hosepipe Ban
The facts as we know them at April 2012
Page link: MARCH Weald Allotment Agricubes
MARCH Weald Allotment Agricubes
Report from Kay and the Grow and Tell Workshoppers
Page link: BHAF 2012 AGM Comment
BHAF 2012 AGM Comment
A positive meeting
Page link: MARCH Modular growing - the plot begins
MARCH Modular growing - the plot begins
1st Agricube trial report from Sally
Page link: Potatoes
Potatoes
all you ever wanted to know and more!
Page link: What to do in March
What to do in March
feeding, sowing, and digging a bean trench
Page link: Tool Maintenance
Tool Maintenance
Look after them and they will last longer!
Page link: Water
Water
Coping with drought
Page link: Aubergines
Aubergines
All about the eggplant
Page link: Perennials
Perennials
Coming up year after year
Page link: Pests
Pests
Slugs and other pests to watch out for
Page link: Free seeds for one lucky winner
Free seeds for one lucky winner
And 10% discount for all BHAF tenants
Page link: What to do in February
What to do in February
Planting, sowing and preparing
Page link: Brighton Community Compost Centre (BCCC)
Brighton Community Compost Centre (BCCC)
Composts, mulches and topsoil
Page link: Rhubarb
Rhubarb
All you need to know
Page link: Getting Started
Getting Started
Andrew Harris's story
Page link: What to do in January
What to do in January
Planning, pruning, rhubarb, sweet peas
Page link: Gardening terminology
Gardening terminology
Some top terms you should know
Page link: Planning your plot
Planning your plot
Crop Rotation
Page link: Wildlife and hibernation
Wildlife and hibernation
Hedgehogs, ladybirds, frogs and toads
Page link: Hedging and Christmas trees
Hedging and Christmas trees
Some wildlife-promoting ideas
Page link: Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts
Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts
A tasty treat for your roast dinner
Page link: Five top tips for the new tenant
Five top tips for the new tenant
Getting started on your plot if you take over in Autumn/Winter
Page link: Gifts for gardening friends
Gifts for gardening friends
Christmas gift ideas
Page link: Hardwood cuttings
Hardwood cuttings
How to do it
Page link: What to do in December
What to do in December
Dig, cover, wash, store, insulate...
Page link: Jerusalem Artichokes
Jerusalem Artichokes
(Helianthus tuberosum)
Page link: Planning your year
Planning your year
Choosing seeds and bulbs
Page link: FAQ
FAQ
Some questions from people thinking about applying for a plot
Page link: Agricube
Agricube
Increase your growing space - vertical growing!
Page link: Leek and Olive Gratin
Leek and Olive Gratin
a tasty autumn supper
Page link: Blackberry and Apple crumble cupcakes
Blackberry and Apple crumble cupcakes
Autumn fruits in a cupcake - what's not to love?!
Page link: Things to do this month
Things to do this month
cleaning, magazines, rubbish, digging, tulips, ponds, sweet peas, veg, rhubarb
Page link: Grape vines
Grape vines
A 3 year plan
Page link: Soot
Soot
Why it's great for your plot
Page link: Cold Frames
Cold Frames
Winter or summer, cold frames are really useful
Page link: September 2011 Maintenance Update
September 2011 Maintenance Update
strimming and preparing
Page link: Garden Consultancy from the Garden House
Garden Consultancy from the Garden House
Do you need help with your garden?
Page link: Garlic
Garlic
What you need to know
Page link: What to do this month
What to do this month
tidy up, plan your plot for next year, plant garlic and more
Page link: Herbs
Herbs
what to do with herbs this month
Page link: To Autumn
To Autumn
A poem by John Keats
Page link: Planting Spring flowering bulbs
Planting Spring flowering bulbs
Put some colour in your plot!
Page link: Leaf mould
Leaf mould
make some great leaf mould compost
Page link: What to do this month
What to do this month
Fruit and vegetables
Page link: Foraging for fruit
Foraging for fruit
A real autumn treat!
Page link: Health and safety on the plot
Health and safety on the plot
Gardening can be dangerous!
Page link: August 2011 Maintenance team update
August 2011 Maintenance team update
Tyres, locks, taps and more
Page link: An autumn poem
An autumn poem
by Tim Cresswell
Page link: Green tomato glut?
Green tomato glut?
try these...
Page link: Grow Your Own Magazine
Grow Your Own Magazine
review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: Gardening for Bumblebees by Dave Goulson
Gardening for Bumblebees by Dave Goulson
Book Review by Tessa Pawsey
Page link: Stan Charlwood
Stan Charlwood
23rd June 1915 - 26th June 2011
Page link: July 2011 Maintenance Team Update
July 2011 Maintenance Team Update
Locks, plumbing, strimming and badgers
Page link: June 2011 Maintenance Team Update
June 2011 Maintenance Team Update
Locks, rubbish and haulage ways
Page link: What to do with all those courgettes?
What to do with all those courgettes?
Some recipes to help you deal with the courgette mountain!
Page link: Making a Wildlife Hotel
Making a Wildlife Hotel
A great activity with the kids in the summer holidays
Page link: Watering - the basics
Watering - the basics
And don't forget to find someone to water when you go on hols!
Page link: What to do in August
What to do in August
plant your strawberries now!
Page link: Sweetcorn
Sweetcorn
Some tasty sweetcorn tips
Page link: Save and Store your seed
Save and Store your seed
Grow next year's crop for free!
Page link: Jennifer Timme
Jennifer Timme
much missed
Page link: Keeping bees - our story
Keeping bees - our story
As published in the BHAF Spring 2011 newsletter
Page link: Bee careful about pesticides!
Bee careful about pesticides!
A life without bees would be a very bad place!
Page link: Dealing with concerns about bees on your plot
Dealing with concerns about bees on your plot
Advice for prospective beekeepers
Page link: Water and Allotments
Water and Allotments
Making efficient use of this scarce resource
Page link: May 2011 Allotment Maintenance team update
May 2011 Allotment Maintenance team update
rubbish clearance, locks and strimming
Page link: Weeds
Weeds
One year's seed, seven year's weeds!
Page link: Drought
Drought
Saving water and efficient watering
Page link: Drought
Drought
Soil preparation
Page link: Drought
Drought
growing drought-tolerant plants
Page link: What to do in June
What to do in June
pests, deadheading, what to plant and more...
Page link: Rat or wasp problem?
Rat or wasp problem?
Free pest control available
Page link: Sweetcorn Chowder
Sweetcorn Chowder
A yummy recipe
Page link: Carrot Soup
Carrot Soup
Soup to help you see in the dark!
Page link: My life on a Hillside Allotment - by Terry Walton
My life on a Hillside Allotment - by Terry Walton
Book Review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: My Plot - 3 Craven Vale
My Plot - 3 Craven Vale
by Valerie Judd
Page link: Minding My Peas and Cucumbers - by Kay Sexton
Minding My Peas and Cucumbers - by Kay Sexton
Book Review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: Weeds
Weeds
and how to control them
Page link: Councillor David Smart
Councillor David Smart
10th March 1936 - 8th September 2010
Page link: Moulescoomb Forest Garden
Moulescoomb Forest Garden
A Community Garden
Page link: Ovingdean
Ovingdean
Allotment Details
Page link: BHAF 2011 AGM
BHAF 2011 AGM
Minutes
Page link: Everything stolen from Racehill Farm Plot 20!
Everything stolen from Racehill Farm Plot 20!
Please let me know if you have any information
Page link: The Allotment Source Book - by Caroline Foley
The Allotment Source Book - by Caroline Foley
Book Review by Melanie Matthews
Page link: Photos from my plot
Photos from my plot
Plot 27 Weald site
Page link: Potato cyst eelworm
Potato cyst eelworm
A very nasty pest
Page link: Harry Gander
Harry Gander
18th August 1921 to 18th July 2010
Page link: Pamela Margaret Bean
Pamela Margaret Bean
12th July 1922 to 13th May 2010
Page link: BHAF 2010 AGM Comment
BHAF 2010 AGM Comment
Question and Answer Session
Page link: My Project about Bees
My Project about Bees
By Henry Touray
Page link: Brighton 'Digs for Victory'
Brighton 'Digs for Victory'
an allotment handbook from 1941
Page link: An introduction and history to allotments
An introduction and history to allotments
A very brief history of allotments
Page link: Allotments in our city
Allotments in our city
A chronicle of allotments in Brighton and Hove
Page link: The Council's advice for new tenants
The Council's advice for new tenants
What you need to know as soon as you get a plot
Page link: Health and Safety on the Plot
Health and Safety on the Plot
Look after yourself and others!
Page link: RAGS Stores
RAGS Stores
Lower Roedale (off Lynchett Close) & Roedale Valley (off Golf Drive)
Page link: Rotation
Rotation
What's it all about?
Page link: Parsnip Tips
Parsnip Tips
How to get the best Germination
Page link: BHAF 2009 AGM
BHAF 2009 AGM
Minutes
Page link: BHAF 2010 AGM
BHAF 2010 AGM
Minutes
Page link: Soil improvement
Soil improvement
Get to know your soil and how to make the best of it
Page link: Comfrey
Comfrey
Fantastic liquid feed and compost activator
Page link: Green Manures
Green Manures
plants that add to soil fertility and improve soil structure
Page link: Slug control
Slug control
don't let them beat you!
Page link: Site Development Fund Applications Approved
Site Development Fund Applications Approved
A list of the applications approved by year, and cost
Page link: Lower Roedale
Lower Roedale
Allotment details