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THE CULTIVATED PLOT: ENGINEERING WORKS

Gardening writer and photographer Graham Strong thinks that this month construction projects will take priority, as he continues to chart the progress of the family allotment
Broad beans, onions, strawberries and sweet peas coming along nicely alongside the soft„ fruit bed
Recently planted primroses act as a magnet for early butterflies like this comma

Despite everything that last Marchs ‘Beast from the East’ threw at us, by the end of the month we were definitely ahead of schedule, so much so that I had started clearing the brambles on the next plot! April was blessed with above average temperatures and enough rain to water in the soft fruit bushes we were still bringing from our old plot, and it brought seasonal colour from daffodils in bud and primroses in bloom, both eagerly worked by bees and our first butterfly. There’s a lot of nonsense talked about the best times to do certain jobs; if it has to be done and you’ve got the time, then that’s the time to do it. All we lost was some box hedging. With tree roots in the way, I couldn’t get them out with enough root ball and they lost moisture through their leaves more quickly than they could take it up. If you, like us, are keen to have an allotment that is both decorative and productive; laid out so it is a pleasure to maintain; has recycling at its heart; and gives back to nature — here are some ideas to reach your goal.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: A Joy of Summer Veg expert Rob Smith has some top tips for success with courgettes every time Brilliant Brassicas! Former head gardener Sue Stickland explores our changing attitudes to brassicas and the many exciting new varieties available Flights of Fancy Gardener and nature enthusiast Ben Vanheems encourages us all to make room for butterflies on our plots And much more!