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It's nice to grow things that others will enjoy. Sow some sunflowers - they make people smile and the birds will enjoy the seeds

May 2016

The best site for outdoor tomatoes is about one foot away from a sunny fence or wall. If you don't have this, try growing baby tomatoes in a hanging basket. Watch out for slugs and snails - copper rings are good for stopping them.

Welcome to Appleton Allotments and my website.

I know its unusual, a website by a scarecrow, but I can't scare, so I study the allotmenteers, their plots, and the moon.

There are five allotmenteers; The Director - on whose plot I stand, Mr S - who knows all about Scaring Pests, Mabel - who bakes cakes for everyone and you can find her recipes in Mabel's Recipes, Duffus the plumber - who knows how to make worm hotels (see Children's Page) and Gary - but you'll have to press the Appleton Allotment signpost to find out more about him - he doesn't understand about scarecrows.

I've tips on bonfires and plot layouts under New Allotmenteers and in Wildlife Care there are ideas about what to grow for vegetable friendly insects.

Under Plot Update, you'll find all the current news, moon considerations for planting and top tips - only the allotmenteers don't always agree on these.

I'm the only scarecrow on the plot, and I don't mind, only sometimes it's nice to have company; so if you've a question, or would just like to say hello, please do email me in Contacts.

Gentle flaps
Alice Scarecrow

Appleton Allotments
Alongside the Orchards
By the pond
Under the sky

“Cultivating goodness”