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QueenBee allotment

“They tried to bury us; they did not know we were seeds” Dinos Christianopoulos

By Lucy Grace

So tiny, so easily overlooked, yet brimming with potential... containing all the ingredients for life itself. Infinite possibility encapsulated in even the smallest seed. These itsy-bitsy things represent absolute greatness.

Lucy Grace is our green-fingered allotment manager and busy mum of two. Advocating all things natural, she loves gardening, is a master at veg growing and makes her own organic cleaning products and herbal teas.

Seeds are a true symbol of new life and a humble reminder to us all that so much is possible, even in the most unlikely places. A few seeds can turn a space into something bright, beautiful and nourishing, growing from even the most miniscule cracks in a pavement, a life force with ultimate determination. Growing into plants that strive to replenish our air whilst feeding us, the bees and the butterflies, and participating in a circle of life far bigger and far more mysterious than we can fathom. This is the intricate design of nature; from the decay of the past, a new future is born.

As the sunshine has unveiled itself once more, welcoming us into the garden and into the new season, we’ve been getting busy sewing the seeds that will flood the QueenBee allotment with life - turning winter’s bleak scene of empty, leafless beds into rich, lush arrangements of greenery, vegetables and flowers.

This year we’ve also sewn a plentiful amount of ornamental plants to colour the environment and as an offering to insect life, such as gerberas, cornflowers and phlox. There is so much knowledge and expertise out there, accessible to all of us. Whilst this is great, it can also imply that gardening is complex or difficult, requiring the pursuer to have skill and technique. But the truth is that sewing a seed is the most simple thing you can do – give it a go this spring and see what comes to life!

As the sunshine has unveiled itself once more, welcoming us into the garden and into the new season, we’ve been getting busy sewing the seeds that will flood the QueenBee allotment with life.