The Allotment Garden is our largest web site and consists of over 2,000 pages. The site contains a sub-site, The Poultry Pages and a very popular and busy forum Allotment Chat It is the most popular site in its area in the UK.
Both the Poultry Pages and Allotment Garden contain ‘shops’ which are linked to site partnering affiliate merchants. There is also specialist bookshop utilising Opencart and a section selling the site owners own books.
Both sites also contain diary blogs and Allotment Garden has a large recipe section which is actually a WordPress blog along with a video section that is also based on WordPress.
Much of the site is hard written utilising php for included menus but these are in the process of being transferred to a WordPress based CMS. The whole site is in the process of being re-skinned to a responsive design.
– note figures are approximate and vary seasonally due to the content being gardening related.
- Allotment Garden Main receives around 250,000 visits per month from 150,000 unique visitors and serves around 600,000 pages.
- The chat forum receives around 150,000 visits per month from 100,000 unique visitors and serves around 1 million pages.
- The Poultry Pages receives around 85,000 visits per month from 40,000 unique visitors and serves around 275,000 pages.
- The video section receives around 10,000 visits per month from 5,000 unique visitors and serves around 30,000 pages.
The Allotment Garden Diary Latest
- October 12, 2017
I’ve just bought some Siberian Peashrub seeds. They’re becoming very popular with permaculture followers. It’s, as the name suggests, a shrub from Siberia that produces pea-like seeds in pods. Like a pea, they’re also a nitrogen fixing plant. The peashrub…Read more ›
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- October 07, 2017
One of my favourite foods is the mushroom. A rich meaty flavour and chewy texture. Fried mushrooms, mushroom omelette, mushroom in a stew, mushroom soup – so versatile. But growing them is another matter. I’ve read a little on growing…Read more ›
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- September 30, 2017
Well after the disappointment of August my hopes for a good September came to nought. We had a few good days but generally it seemed to do nothing but rain. With the best will in the world, some jobs like…Read more ›
The post Still Wet, Autumn, Christmas
- September 22, 2017
It’s the autumn equinox, the day length being equal to the night. The official start of autumn. From now on the the nights will be longer than the day, the days growing shorter until the winter solstice when things start…Read more ›
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Allotment Garden Latest Recipes
- September 28, 2016
Although named a “bread”, spoon bread is closer in consistency and taste to a savoury pudding. Ingredients for Sweet Corn Spoon Bread: 3 large sweet corn cobs 9oz (250 g) crème fraiche 1 egg 1 oz (28 g) grated parmesan…Read more ›
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- August 28, 2016
Recipe for Creamy Beetroot Curry submitted by Madcat. Serves 8 as a side dish, so make a vat and freeze the rest! It makes a great colourful side curry when in a hurry some other time. Ingredients for Creamy Beetroot…Read more ›
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- August 28, 2016
Recipe for Courgette “Meatballs” and Curry Gravy submitted by Madcat. This is a variation on a Madhur Jaffrey recipe, via Food.com and my fiddling with it to anglicise it a bit. Serves 4 with something else on the side. Ingredients…Read more ›
The post Courgette “Meatballs” and Curry
- August 16, 2016
All Plum Jams are really easy to make as plums have a lot of pectin so setting is seldom a problem. Ingredients for Spiced Plum Jam with Walnuts: 4 lbs (1.8 kg) plums, halved and stoned 1 pint (570 ml)…Read more ›
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