Birdwood Area Residents' Association (BARA)
A really informative site about Birdwood Road in the South Of Cambridge, and the surrounding area - including Burnside.
Gardening at Home with Kids by HomeAdvisor
A really nice site with loads of ideas about how to get children involved in gardening: from simple ideas about what to grow, to longer-term projects.
Thanks to Anna Quinn for this suggestion
Ultimate Guide to Gardening Resources
All manner of links to useful sites and apps about everything from how to plan your allotment, to dealing with pests, to getting seeds and plants, to
Thanks to Jacky Talbott for this suggestion
Allotment & Gardens - Advice and useful information
Tips, tricks, self-help videos, recipes and more. It includes an active forum -useful now that our own forum is off-line.
Everything you always wanted to know about carrots, and more besides
Allegedly the world's first virtual museum of the carrot - and who are we to judge?
No Dig Organic Gardening
"Charles is an acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, and since 2003 of new ways to crop salad leaves. His original, weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas...."
With the onset of blight season, Andy Kurdynowski of Burnside recommends registering with Blightwatch:
Guess what, we ask for rain because it’s been so dry, then we get loads of rain all at once, and it’s also very humid. This creates what is now known as a “Hutton Period”, when blight can develop. The “Hutton Period”, with a tighter criterion, has recently replaced the 60-year-old “Smith Period”.
I am registered with Blightwatch http://www.blightwatch.co.uk/ . It’s free to register, and if you do you will get email warnings when there is a likelihood, or indeed instances, of blight in your chosen postcode area.
For example, see below from an email I received today, May 18th 2017 (I have the CB1 area monitored).
A Hutton Period alert is in place today for at least one of your chosen postcode area(s).
A 'Full' Hutton Period occurs when the following criteria are met on 2 consecutive days:-
- Minimum air temperatures are at least 10°C
- Relative Humidity is 90% or above for at least 6 hours