8 Week allotment challenge – WEEK 1 – Plant something colourful

Here we go! Week 1 of the 8 week allotment challenge. Remember to tag me on instagram.com/allotmum @allotmum and use the hashtag #8weekallotmentchallenge.

This week our theme is colour.

I want you to go to your plots and gardens and plant something colourful. Remember anything goes and the more creative the better! I’m talking about coloured pots, flowers, bulbs and multi coloured vegetables. Anything colourful!

My love of flowers is quite obvious at my plot and I take great pleasure starting them from seed in the polytunnel or greenhouse and nurturing them into beautiful plants that I place all around the plot. A fellow plotholder is a beekeeper and his bees always visit my plot so the flowers attract them. In turn, I buy the honey which is made from the pollen of my flowers, winner!

Here’s some photographs of my own colourful additions to hopefully inspire you.


If you’re starting flower seeds off during this week, we’ll make sure we re-visit what we’ve sown in a few weeks time to show off the wonderful plants that you’ve grown.


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