I started planting green manures on the allotment this weekend and as it's the first time that I've ever used them I'm really curious to see how they'll get on. They're supposed to be multi faceted in the benefits for the garden adding organic matter and nutrients, keeping weeds at bay, protecting the soil from the winter rain and providing a haven for wildlife. So far I've planted Hungarian Rye Grass and Phacelia into the ground where my legumes will be going next year, and the plan is to fill all empty spaces with a variety of manures over the next week or so. Any tips or advice from people who've used them before would be much appreciated... and I'll keep you posted on how I get on with mine.
By the way, I've cheated a bit with the picture today. It's actually nothing to do with my allotment and is one of the flowerbeds from the campsite we stayed on in Spain but it was so much brighter than any of the snaps I've got of my grey and windswept plot that I just had to get it in.