Do you have an allotment?
Over a quarter of a million people in the UK currently hold an allotment plot. Allotment gardening has always been a popular option for those of you who don’t mind getting their hands dirty in soil and spend time nurturing flowers and vegetable plants, but may not always have the space in their garden. Apart from providing low cost food, they also provide valuable recreational opportunities involving healthy activity and social contacts.
Taking on an allotment plot is not all hard work; it can have many advantages, providing fresh home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers for you and your family, free from artificial additives and at a fraction of that you would have expected to pay in a supermarket or greengrocer.
There is also the social side, meeting new friends with similar interests and enabling you to enjoy a healthy outdoor life with gentle exercise and a place to relax and unwind.
Did you know: The first legislative reforms date back to the Enclosures Act of 1845. Today, the Council has a statutory requirement to provide allotments for the public.
Is your allotment secure?
As many allotments are independently or council owned, they will often have different levels of security. Many allotment sites suffer from vandalism and theft, from minor incidents such as disappearing Fruit and Veg, ranging to major incidents where sheds located on one site have been broken into and vandalism, smashing of glass in greenhouses, breaking tools, dumping rubbish and damaging frames.
Keep your tools under lock and key
Always try and keep all your gardening tools locked up and out of sight in allotment huts and sheds. Not only do they provide shelter from the rain for expensive tools, gardening equipment and clothing, they provide much needed security for your allotment.
Secure Storage units for your allotments
If you need a secure storage unit installed in your allotment, you can choose from a range of metal storage sheds from Asgard in various sizes according to your needs. The Asgard Addition is a popular choice for many gardens and allotments due to its compact size and multi-purpose storage space. Built from our tough, galvanised (weather proof) steel with an integral metal floor and convenient large double door access this unit features an excellent 3-point locking system.
Smart and stylish, the Asgard Addition metal shed unit is available in a choice of 3 colours – dark green, ivory and brown enabling you to match the unit to your environment, and ensure your allotment is looking neat and tidy.
Top Tip: We recommend that you check the area available to install your shed before installation, and confirm with the allotment regulations before installation.
Want to grow your own?
Whether you are budding vegetable grower or a seasoned gardener, visit the Allotment diaries website for more ideas on making the most of your allotment. For a ‘Plot Holders’ Guide’ from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) click here.
To view our full range of outdoor storage units and unit sizes, visit our website http://www.asgardsss.co.uk for further details. We also offer free delivery and an installation service is also available for added convenience.
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