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Terry Walton was born in 1946 in the Rhondda, and has lived in the South Wales all his life. He has gardened, since the age of four, on the same allotment. Most of Terry's working life was spent with a local company , where he finished as managing director. Since then a new career has beckoned in the media following his appearance on Radio 2.
This is the chap who has been giving advice to allotment holders on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 since 2003. Even if you are not a keen gardener there is something in this delightful book for everyone. Not only does Terry give us an entertaining memoir he also throws in recipes and handy gardening tips too.
Terry Walton has kept an allotment in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales for over fifty years. He started when he was four, helping on his father's plot on the side of the mountain, cutting bracken and collecting sheep manure to feed the vegetables. He was farming his own plot at eleven and he went on to build an allotment empire, selling his vegetables and flowers to local customers. The proceeds paid for his first car, a canary yellow Ford Popular, when he was just seventeen. Then, in 2006, after half a decade of happy gardening, Terry's allotment was adopted by the Jeremy Vine Show and he became an unlikely media star. In this absorbing and entertaining memoir, Terry documents how the valley has changed over the years, his own conversion to organic gardening, and the colourful characters he meets; insterspersing his anecdotes with topical tips, family recipes and quirky line drawings. My Life on a Hillside Allotment is the perfect read for gardeners, allotmenteers and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: An overview of the plot Things to do this month What to watch out for Key crops for the month Progress reports on all the standard veg Top variety tips Main tasks for the month Allotment Tales With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.