Allotment media roundup

keeping up to date with allotment news stories around the UK

By Melanie Matthews

02/05/13 Alderley Edge allotment gardeners fight car park plans - read more in the Macclesfield Express

01/05/13 New allotment site on Greenlink project in Lanarkshire - featured in the Wishaw Press

30/04/13 Evening Argus article on BHAF prickly security hedging

29/04/13 This one had us laughing - check out the Daily Mash

29/04/13 - Neonocotinoids banned in Europe - see article in the Soil Association Website

26/04/13 Mini allotments given to keen gardeners in Edinburgh in an attempt to cut waiting list. See article in the Edinburgh Evening News.

19/04/13 Campaign to save bankrupt Bristol allotments - read more in BBC News website

19/04/13 Sad news about one of Britain's oldest oaks - read it in the Telegraph

15/04/13 We thought we had a snail and slug problem! Check this out on the Metro website

15/04/13 Scotland undergoing allotment consultation - read more in stv news

03/03/13 tenants outraged at Preston council's plans to increase rent for city allotments - read more in the Lancashire Evening Post

02/03/13 Hastings man takes case to Crown Court to decide whether he can grow fruit trees - Hastings and St Leonards Observer

20/02/13 - How much did The Good Life influence the good life? Article in BBC News Magazine

18/02/13 - Sad news at the loss of "The Good Life" Richard Briers - read the obituary in the Guardian.

18/02/13 - Thompson and Morgan buy a single seed for £170 to try and grow the UK's biggest pumpkin. Read it in the Metro

14/02/13 - Allotment wars - if you missed this 55 minute documentary watch it again on BBCiplayer

11/02/13 - Shed burnt down at Whitehawk Hill Allotments - read more in the Argus

09/02/13 - Allotment tenants in Leatherhead fuming at plans to relocate them to a site branded as "totally unsuitable". Read more in Surrey Today

04/02/13 - Eastbrook Farm Allotment site has strimmers stolen stolen by a thief who used a sledge hammer to break through a concrete wall to steal them. Read more in the Argus.

25/01/13 - Local resident John MacDonald has created a new allotment site on a piece of land rented from Crieff Hydro. Read more in this article in the Strathearn Herald

30/12/13 - Official figures published recently show that he share of all fruit and vegetables consumed in the UK which were grown in allotments or gardens went up from 2.9 per cent to 5 per cent between 2008 and 2011, an increase of nearly 70 per cent.  Read more in the Daily Mail

27/12/12 - Leeds allotmenteers fear a massive rent rise - reported by the Wharfedale Observer

18/12/13 - the Telegraph reports that gardening makeover shows are making gardening look too easy. People come along and get turfed off because of non-cultivation when they don't realise they have to work hard. But there is controversy in the comments below the article - not everyone agrees!

30/09/12 - watch out for your strawberries next year - apparently there is a new and vicious fruit fly on the loose...

This page was added by Melanie Matthews on 26/04/2013.