The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Shield Photographic Competition 2017

 Click here to see the winning photographs in each category of the Shield photo competition 2017, a fantastic group of  images that illustrate why you love your plot or site and growing your own food.

OVERALL WINNER, as voted for by members  Jean Price from Walton Rd Allotments, Sale.

January is such an exciting month as all the planning and preparation is ahead of you. Only a few leeks remain from the 2016 planting but it is time to start planning crop rotation and marking out the areas ready for planting.

Shield 3a

July sees not only the transformation of the barren allotment but also this years “makeover” of the scarecrow from “Calamity” cowgirl to “ Sacha” the onion seller. Every bed is bursting with flowers, fruit and vegetables and the greenhouse is stacked out with tomatoes and peppers all waiting to be harvested. I love both these times of year.

Shield 3b