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Dorridge & District Gardening Club & Bentley Heath Allotments


Useful links to external sites (pages will open in a new window)

Accessible gardening

Practical ideas on how people with limited mobility can adapt their gardens

All about allotments

General information about allotments

Allotment forum

Help, advice, pass on your tips and knowledge

Allotment Garden

Help and advice on finding and growing on an allotment

Bentley Heath Community Centre

Bentley Heath Community Centre web-site

Birmingham allotments

Birmingham Council allotment website

Bugs and Weeds Identifier

Identify and find out about bugs and weeds in your garden. Excellent images. Download the Ipad/Android app or enquire on line

Community Seed Swapping

Facilitates the swapping and exchange of heritage/open pollinated seeds (not hybrids), completely free to use

Full Plant Finder

Complete a questionnaire and the plant finder will then search for plants which will suit your planting area and preferences

Garden Organic, Ryton

The home of Garden Organic (originally the Henry Doubleday Research Association into organic gardening). Lots of gardening information based on organic methods. Also publishes a newsletter but you may have to be a member to get it. They also run courses and hold events.

Gardeners' world

Help, advice and tips

Get Composting

Manufacturer's web-site with composting information and an exclusive offer of home compost bins and other green products (with discount code GEN02L). They can also be contacted on 0844 571 4444

Plant hunters' fairs

An extensive programme of plant fairs around the country, plus an interesting newsletter with a wide variety of articles

Royal Horticultural Society

Official web site of the RHS

RHS Plant Selector

Search by name to find plants from a database of 70,000 that suit your sunlight, soil and garden. Plus advice from the catalogues of 80 Nurseries

Solihull MBC

Solihull Council website - useful local information

Suttons Seeds

Seed & plant supplier

Weed ID

The Bayer CropScience Pest Spotter and Weed Spotter will identify 140 species of broad-leaved weeds and grass weeds in the UK with over 1,000 images.