Pumpkins and Bunting


There’s just something about allotments, once you have the bug it never really leaves you. The charm and character of the sheds dotted around, the soothing sound of trains whizzing along the track. The general chit-chat weather grumbles, and being around people who, like me, have a deep need for being at one with the seasons and growing food from a slice of land.

Hello I’m Karen, thank you for the interest in my blog! I started my allotment journey in 2011 but was forced to give up my plot of many years for health reasons, after some surgery (I won’t bore you with the details) I bounced back and was raring to go again and now I work 2 allotment plots on the same site I was on before, Plot 5 and 11b. The aim of this blog is to document the growing year on my allotments, share the ups and downs of allotment life and some growing tips too.

allotment harvest

winter squash harvest 2018

I’m totally hooked on growing food and a bit obsessed with growing pumpkins and winter squash! My other interests (apart from my lovely family) include photography, arts and crafts, country walks with my dog, baking, chicken keeping, foraging and reading.

You can get in touch with me at pumpkinsandbunting@mail.com