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
- December 06, 2023
Whilst we’ve had almost constant rain, I’ve not managed to get much done outside. Even when it’s not been raining, everything is sodden. So, being indoors set me looking at our indoor houseplants. Sadly we don’t have much space for…Read more ›
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- November 21, 2023
Asian hornets, Vespa velutina, have spread across Europe and have now arrived in Britain. They’re a particular threat to honey bees. Our help forum administrator ‘Aunt Sally’ has produced this Asian Hornet advice guide to raise awareness and give advice…Read more ›
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- November 17, 2023
A chat about fertiliser results in some free tomatoes. And very nice they were too. Tidying up in the greenhouses and polytunnel as I prepare for winter. Tomato Fertiliser I had a chat with Barry Langdon, the head chemist at…Read more ›
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- October 21, 2023
It’s been a sad time for us as we lost our Willow cat to cancer. The tumour must have been developing for some time but she showed no signs until the last couple of days. Being as she was in…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 ›
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- 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 ›
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- 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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