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The POWER of yellow

Despite some initial reservations, allotment champion Steve Neal recounts the success of opening up an allotment site in Somerset to the National Garden Scheme
Photo: Rick Anderson
The NGS yellow book is published annually and lists all the gardens that are open under the NGS. The information can also be found on the website and in the regional handbooks.

‘What did you say? You ‘re charging £4.50 to get in?Who is going to pay that to see some old allotments? Do you really know what you ‘re doing? You ought to stick to selling pickles and jam. ‘

As an allotment association you get used to receiving a regular dose of unsolicited advice on how things could be done better or differently. It goes with the territory, as they say, but this comment from one of our own members made us momentarily pause in our tracks.

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