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Ministry of Agriculture Allotment & Garden Guide

Allotment and Garden Guide December 1945 page 5

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The Allotment DVD
The delights of having an allotment. 15 programmes as seen on ITV. Suit new and established growers. Seasonal guide, top gardening tips, fascinating food facts and insights into what's really in those sheds! 

THE ALLOTMENT SERIES was first shown on ITV 1 West

Allotments UK and other related allotment links



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   Or if you want to give something cheaper, your fried would value the Royal Horticultural Society's excellent book "The Vegetable Garden Displayed," which is lavishly illustrated with instructional photographs and can be obtained from the Society at Vincent Square, London, W.W. I., price 2/- post free. Or—cheaper still and, in effect, a practical Christmas "card"—is any one of the Ministry's own bulletins :—"Food from the Garden," 3d. (4d.), "Fruit from the Garden," 3d. (4d.), "Pests and Diseases in the Vegetable Garden," 4d. (5d.). Incidentally, a revised and up-to-date edition of the last-named has recently been published. If there's a lady in the case, she may like "Domestic Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables," 1s. 6d. (1s. 8d.) or the cheaper bulletin "Preserves from the Garden," 4d. (5d.). The figures in brackets are inclusive of postage. All these bulletins can be had from H.M. Stationery Office, York House, Kingsway, London W.C.2., or though any bookseller.      In more normal times another useful present would be a year's subscription to one of the gardening periodicals; but in these days of continuing paper shortage these journals cannot print enough copies to meet the heavy demands made on them.
   If you are a member of an allotment or horticultural society, why not make your friend a member by paying his or her first subscription? For knowledge gained from these personal contacts is sometimes more helpful than the written word.
   Gifts of plants, seeds or bulbs are always appreciated, so what about a collection of vegetable seeds, a few fruit trees or bushes, or perhaps some attractive flowering plants not needing too much attention in these days of scanty leisure. Or a bag of shallot sets, a pinch of a well-guarded strain of onion seed, a few divisions from a  clump of chives or other useful perennials, all make timely and acceptable Christmas offerings. Hundreds of thousands have found out during the war the pleasures and excitements of growing plants and tending living things, so it will be in keeping with the spirit of Christmas to give them something that will enhance that satisfaction and bind them closer to the most enduring hobby of all.

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