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
- January 13, 2019
I’ve been diagnosed with another cataract – so my right eye will have a bionic lens soon. Even the Six Million Dollar Man only had one bionic eye as I recall. I say ‘soon’ but last time it took 18…Read more ›
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- January 05, 2019
The main constituent in conventional slug pellets, metaldehyde, is to be banned in 2020 announced Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment. The reason cited is an unacceptable risk to wildlife. Metaldehyde based slug pellets will be withdrawn from…Read more ›
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- December 28, 2018
It’s an old competition on allotment sites – who can get the biggest yield from a single seed potato? It may have started in the second world war or even before, certainly it was common in the 1950’s. The secretary…Read more ›
The post Largest Yield from One
- December 21, 2018
Well we’re at the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year, Midwinter or Yule, which has always been one of the most important dates in the gardening calendar. The other being the Summer Solstice or Midsummer’s Day. One tells…Read more ›
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Allotment Garden Latest Recipes
- November 29, 2018
Submitted by Mumofstig A self saucing chocolate pudding. Easy, delicious and terribly indulgent! Pudding ingredients 1 cup of plain flour 3 tablespns cocoa powder 6 tablespns butter 1/4 cup choc chips – melted together with the butter in microwave for…Read more ›
The post Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava
- November 29, 2018
Submitted by Mumofstig Mumofstig is the forum expert on Greek food. She tells us that these delicious lemon roast potatoes, cooked in huge oven trays, are a traditional accompaniment to the whole barbecued lamb at family Easter celebrations . Ingredients: 1…Read more ›
The post Greek Lemon Roast Potatoes
- 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 ›
The post Sweet Corn Spoon Bread
- 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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