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
- February 16, 2017
Last year I discovered an old seed potato that had rolled under the bench. It didn’t look much like a potato, in fact I was a bit worried it was something a trapped cat had deposited at first. (Yuck!) Grey,…Read more ›
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- February 15, 2017
Tuesday was actually quite pleasant, bit of drizzle but quite a lot of sunshine too. It’s amazing how quickly the polytunnel gets warm when the sun shines, almost tropical today. The first task of the day was to clear up…Read more ›
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- February 13, 2017
Last Orchard Fruit Trees Planted Although I’ve got a heritage Welsh plum (Denbigh) and damson (Abergwyngregyn) planted I wanted to add a couple more damsons. So I ordered a Farleigh and a Merryweather on ST Julien A rootstocks from Pomona…Read more ›
- February 06, 2017
Well the weather has really gone downhill and up again. Wednesday started a little damp but brightened up until late afternoon when the rain poured down and the wind got up. I suppose you shouldn’t expect much else in February…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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