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Pause for a little while and listen to the wind;it always has something to say.

July 2016

Don't neglect your rhubarb. It will be much improved if you give it a good soaking in dry weather. Don't let it flower as it will weaken the plant - although the flower is massive and stunning.
You can preserve runner beans by salting. See July Plot Update for how to do this.

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”