Red House Farm



Welcome to

Red House Farm Allotment




    click on the picture below for

  ..." A Season of Gardening "…

Many thanks to Paddy for supplying pictures of
his plot throughout the season...

Click on the Picture Below to visit Paddys Plot
Lots of good ideas from our award winning Allotment Gardener.



"This Weeks Weather"

Click on picture below

for 5 day Weather Forecast for Whitley Bay



 " Weather Forecasting stone...North York Moors "


"The No Dig Allotment"

Click on the picture below to visit -

Charles Dowdings excellent web site

Lots of information and Youtube Links to no dig gardening

Well worth a visit to debunk a few old gardening myths

and learn how no dig gardening can be a success.

Click on the banner below for Charles Dowdings  video on composting - well worth a watch


Click on each pic to see 2 completely different views on composting

From "Composting Anything" to -

- " Everything you know about composting is wrong "

both informative and humorous

...well worth a watch...


 Autumn display at Helmsley Walled Garden.

North York Moors


Click on the picture above to go to Helmsley Walled Garden Web Site

Wonderful walled garden near Helmsley Castle.

Has one of the largest collections of apple trees in the uk - Well worth a visit

  on picture below to go to British Onion Web Site...


  The Community Allotment Garden
Jasper.  Alberta . Canada

One of our keen gardeners visited this allotment site recently

Click on the picture above to visit

Jasper Community Allotment


Allotments are now more popular than ever

and all allotment sites have an ever increasing waiting list.

Newcastle Wood Recycling

Have a good selection of timber suitable for raised beds.


 Newcastle Wood Recycling
Welbeck Road
Newcastle Upon-Tyne

Phone: 01912 654 845

Newcastle Wood Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise

set up to rescue and re-use waste timber.

Click on pic above to go to Wood Recycling Web Site

Join Freegle

If your looking for paving slabs, greenhouses, sheds, compost bins and general

gardening tools...try joining North East Freegle...

...where eco friendly folks recycle unwanted stuff...everything is to join.
Check out the web on link below.

( nb ...I got all 3 of my compost bins free from Freegle...well worth joining  -   Web Site admin.)

" Cold and miserable outside..."

...time to settle down to an afternoon watching

 the "Grow Your Own" Allotment Video

...a fun film about life on the plot... 
and a must watch for all allotment holders...! on pic below to watch a video clip...

...available at Amazon - Ebay - or borrow it from a friend...!!!

Review..."...a fantastic warm-hearted British comedy with a host of well-known British stars.
A refugee family is given a plot to help rehabilitate their traumatized father.
At first they are met with suspicion by the men who have worked the gardens for years but eventually they are accepted by their united love of making things grow. "

"Book Reviews"

Carol Klein -
"Life in a Cottage Garden" 

The gardening journal, "Life in a Cottage Garden" by Carol Klein,
tells the story of a year in her beautiful garden at Glebe Cottage.
Superb photography, well worth a read. 

Ben Law -
"Forest Woodworker"

Ben Law... author of The Woodland Way, a permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management and The Woodland House, which charts the building of his unique cruck framed home in the woods. The building of his house was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs program and was voted the most popular Grand Design ever by viewers. He has also written The Woodland Year, a month by month journey through the woodland, a celebration of every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including crafts, seasonal recipes and the rhythm of work throughout the year.

...time to start tidying up the plot after a long season...
check the raised beds...
start double digging the whole plot...!!!
- " Plan B "

Visit our Scarecrow Page for more pics...

 ...and visit our Links Page for lots of interesting gardening web sites



Well - How about this for Sunday Lunch !!!   

The hideous vegetable was unearthed by pensioner Brian Davy
 at his allotment in Wellington, Shropshire.

   Mr Davy, 71. Said “ "It’s like some sort of gargoyle -
- but its still going on our plates for Sunday Lunch !!! ”

Old parking sign found on our extension site -
- obviously long before the recession...!!!



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