Welcome to my blog! That’s me, Jane Merrick, and my daughter when she was a baby. My allotment is Plot 35a, tucked away somewhere in South London. I learnt my vegetable growing from my Dad, and my love of flowers from my Mum. I grow veg, fruit, flowers and herbs and one day I hope to make wine from my grapevine that doesn’t taste like vinegar. Sometimes I get my other half, Him Indoors, and our daughter, Girl Outdoors, to visit, but most of the time it’s just me and the birds. In 2015 I was a judge for Britain’s Best Allotment competition. When I am not at my plot or on the school run, I am a columnist for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

Follow me on Twitter: @janemerrick23 and Instagram: jane.merrick

8 thoughts on “Hello

  1. Hi,

    Hope you’re well.

    Could you please contact me on the attached email, I would like to invite you to a media event!

    Thank you

    Sabrina Kumari


  2. Hi Jane,
    How lovely to see you earlier today. I’m also pleased to see you have got the gardening bug. We have a vegetable plot at the bottom of our garden, although the constraints of time mean it has been fairly unproductive of late.
    Please do get in touch – it’d be great to catch up properly.


  3. Hi Jane,

    Really enjoyed your recent article on food waste and we’d love to let you know about OLIO, our free app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

    There’s more info at http://www.olioex.com and we’d love to connect you for a conversation with our founders if a feature would be interesting?

    Best wishes



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