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New allotment holder Katie Lane has taken to growing with apparent ease, demonstrating how a plot can be both productive and beautiful, feeding body and soul. Benedict Vanheems travels down to Hampshire to take a tour

There are two types of allotment. Traditional plots are filled with serried rows of vegetables, neat and standing to attention like troops in a line-up.They’re pleasing to the eye in their own way, particularly if you’re a stickler for military-like order. And then there are the bucolic plots, essentially evolutions of the cottage garden where a painterly crowd of veg, fruit and flowers jostle for attention with stunning effect.

Plot 15c on the North Baddesley allotment gardens is definitely one of the latter – a tranquil haven that feeds both body and soul. Everywhere you look there’s evidence of its owner’s artistic eye, one that balances abundance with beauty, a groaning harvest basket with somewhere genuinely lovely to sit and take it all in.

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The allotment is the creative playground of Katie Lane, one of a new generation of allotment holders challenging the traditional and showing, with apparent ease, how a plot can be several things at once: fruit and vegetable garden, nature reserve, and bolthole to enjoy some well-earned peace and quiet.

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This month: - Win garden goodies - Great giveaways worth over £1412 - Wiggle Wonders - how worms can boost your harvest - Free parsnip and pepper seeds + claim free currant duo - Pick of the crops - 12 must-grow treats from rasberries to leeks - New season new seeds - latest news on varieties from 2018 - Dare to be different with winter melons & medlars - Plant your own beauty products - 3-pages garlic growing guide - Copositing kit tried & tested - Delicious seasonal recipes