With modern houses tending to have smaller gardens and many old houses with larger gardens being divided into flats, allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular. Allotments also provide a haven in which to relax, meet friends and exchange produce and tips, as well as growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. From the basics of planning and design, through dealing with pests and diseases, to suggesting the best crops to grow at different times of the year - this book guides the reader through all aspects of creating a thriving allotment garden.
Bridgette Saunders is an experienced horticulturist, plantswoman and lecturer. She runs courses on allotment gardening from her home [www.thegardenhousebrighton.co.uk] in Brighton and teaches at City College, Brighton and Hove, where she enjoys inspiring her students to grow a variety of plants, both edible and ornamental.