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RHS Half Hour Allotment


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Table of Contents


1 The Half-Hour Principle 6
2 Taking on a plot 18
Seating and shelter 34
Setting up a shed 38
3 Deciding what to grow 44
4 Growing the best varieties 62
5 Keeping on top of your plot 90
A cut flower garden 106
6 The first year 112
7 Nurturing your plants 128
8 Managing pests and diseases 154
A wildlife garden 172
9 An allotment for children 174
10 What next? 184

Some mail order suppliers 202
Further reading 204
Acknowledgements 205
Index 206

About the Author

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 and has established itself as the UK's leading gardening charity, with the aim of inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The world-famous RHS Lindley Library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs. Lia Leendertz is a regular contributor to the Garden, Gardens Illustrated, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and more, and is the author of Family Garden and The Twilight Garden. Lia shares an allotment with several friends near her home in Bristol. She has an award-winning blog, Midnight Brambling.

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