Would-be gardeners drop by

ST JULIANS Allotment had some VIP guests today (that’s very important pupils to you and I) when the site played host to a group from classes 8, 9 and 10 at Crownbridge School, Cwmbran. The young students are in the process of creating their own vegetable garden and couldn’t wait to get their hands dirty…

Five broad beans for autumn planting

AS with most plants, the usual contradictory advice surrounds the best time to sow broad beans. Some opt for the start of the year, others autumn or if you’re being very specific, like my grandad and uncles, Boxing Day. If you want to steal a march on your rivals and be munching on beans, bacon…

Sorry! We’re closed.

ST Julians Allotment shop is now closed until the start of the new season. We will open again in early February. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in putting their name on the waiting list for a plot, signing up for non-potholder membership or needs to get in touch for any reason, please visit…

Christmas is coming!

There’s still time to join us for our Christmas lunch at the Newport Indoor Bowls Club, the Glebelands, on 17 December. Click here to find out more…

Underwater gardens

FLOODING at St Julians Allotment last Sunday caused a headache for plotholders at the Charnwood Road end of the site. Many members will doubtless remember the problems of a few years back when the reen, which at the time had become a dumping ground for garden waste and discarded rubbish, burst its banks and left…