My Garden & Allotment

Welcome to my garden and my essential tools for getting things done. 

What's it like at VP Gardens?


Both my garden and allotment are on a limestone clay soil on the northern edge of Chippenham and my allotment is about a mile away as the crow flies from home. 

They're possibly in the equivalent of Zone 8a, though my results are nothing like their American zonal equivalent. I explained why that might be here.

My Open Garden blog - used to raise £1,085 for WaterAid in 2008 - is a tour which will give you a very good idea of what my garden and allotment are like.

Also in 2008, I took photos of both my plots every fortnight, so you can see how they change over the seasons by having a look here.


Some key insights


I've written some key posts about my gardening, mainly in response to questions asked by my fellow bloggers. 



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Other views of my garden or allotment


Your essential reads

#mygardenrightnow - the garden's reality at winter's end

Introducing the #mygardenrightnow project

Down to Earth with Monty Don

Seasonal Recipe: Garlic Powder

Here comes the judge

Ulting Wick: drier than Jerusalem? One of the Secret Gardens of East Anglia

GBMD: I Love Compost

Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day: Persicaria 'Fat Domino'

Summer Showcase

#mygardenrightnow: heading into summer with the Chelsea Fringe