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
Chilli Tip, Hay Fever, Germination Rates, Food SupplyJune 10, 2023
Listening to GQT last Sunday where Bob Flowerdew was talking about chilli peppers. He stated that they don’t like hot roots and black pots get hot in the sun. Well, it seems odd that a heat loving plant wouldn’t like…Read more ›
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Cucumber Success, Sweet Potatoes, SavoysJune 04, 2023
The weather here has been great, sunny and warm. As a gardener it is compulsory to moan about the weather, so it’s too hot in the afternoon and too dry. This means time spent watering that could be spent on…Read more ›
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For Peat’s Sake. The Peat BanMay 28, 2023
Peat is to be banned for home growers next year. Is it justified and does it make sense? Having looked at the evidence, I don’t believe it does. First of all, finding unbiased information isn’t easy on this subject. When…Read more ›
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From Squash to StrawberriesMay 22, 2023
I really should keep up better with my diary but the truth is I’m tired when I come in at night and don’t feel like going on the computer. In the morning I’m rushing through what I have to so…Read more ›
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Allotment Garden Latest Recipes
Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava PuddingNovember 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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Greek Lemon Roast PotatoesNovember 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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Sweet Corn Spoon Bread RecipeSeptember 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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Creamy Beetroot Curry RecipeAugust 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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