Allotment reveals who’s top of the crops

ST JULIANS ALLOTMENT held its annual Christmas lunch and award ceremony last week. 39 members of the allotment society, their friends and family, gathered at Glebelands Indoor Bowls Club, on Sunday 16 December, to kick off the festive season, and find out who had triumphed in the annual Golden Gnome Awards. After lunch, chairman, Roger…

Blaze close to St Julians Allotment site

THE eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a patch of scorched grass opposite the entrance to the St Julians Allotment site. This was caused by a fire that occurred at around 2.20pm on Saturday afternoon (23rd June). Prior to the blaze one plot holder smelt smoke and claimed to have seen a group of four…

Attracting birds to your allotment

THE winter months can mean a tough time for birds, so now is a good time to give them a helping hand. MERYL JONES looks at ways of attracting them onto your plot

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…