In pictures: What your allotment means to you

Kevin, Northumberland

With the creation of 1,000 allotment places you've been telling the BBC news website what your plot means to you. Kevin Brown's is very important to him. Before moving to a flat in the middle of town he was the Ranger in the Outer Hebrides. He says that on his allotment he feels connected to nature and he can indulge his love of growing plants. He says "It's just a great place to sit on a summer's evening and pass the time with other allotment holders."

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