Guess who won the Novice Top Gardener Award at this year's local Autumn Show?! ME!!! Yes....me! Boom! *Dancing like I just don't care* Sorry, I had to get that out of my system before I start writing properly...... I'm a huge advocate of the Autumn Shows across the country, whether it's your small local village … Continue reading Autumn Show 2017 – Trophy Time!
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you will know that last Saturday I visited Kew Gardens. In their words; 'Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse … Continue reading Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew
Every so often I have the honour of being asked to guest blog for wonderful brands, sharing my thoughts and ideas with the hope to inspire more wonderful people in to the world of gardening and GYO. I have been chatting to the lovely team at SEEDBALL for a while now about their amazing and … Continue reading SEEDBALL – Encourage a bug and a bee…
How are we one day away from August already? This year is going super fast and I am very quickly approaching another birthday this Sunday...ahh! It may be the last of my twenties but I'm determined to make it the best yet. The rain has certainly been my best friend over the past hectic few … Continue reading Jungle July
Wowzers...it's been a whole month...sorry! I have never not blogged for that long but have been super busy and having so much fun. Hopefully you have all seen some very exciting news......I finally have my degree, wahoo!! More importantly for you though.....I launched my YouTube channel! Finally, it's here and I'm so blooming happy, plus … Continue reading Time flies when your having fun!
Who loves food? I know for me it's the difference between a happy Belle and a grumpy Belle! Beauty certainly turns into the beast with no food; well Belle certainly does anyway. This is why I will most definitely be absorbing every morsel of food I can at the BBC Good Food Show as well as all the … Continue reading Marcus Bean – Cooking and GYO unite
Crikey rain, you took your time to show up! The lack of rain in April set fear into farmers across the UK, seeing 50% less rainfall than average. Drought put crops at risk, alongside the unseasonably cold snap that recently took us by surprise. Dear rain, after one of the driest winters in 20 years, it may mean us putting … Continue reading To Do List – May
Well April certainly hasn’t lived up to its stereotype has it?! For a month which has its own name for rain; April Showers, it has certainly let us down! Only a day or two of rain in the whole month and my lovely but consistently moaning neighbour is already complaining at every second about the … Continue reading Oh so bright and beautiful…
I recently had the amazing opportunity and absolute pleasure of talking to Frances Tophill. If somehow you don't know who I am talking about, switch on your TV! Frances is one of the presenting team on ITV's Love Your Garden and BBC's Gardeners World in the UK. Her enthusiasm and passion for gardening and conservation is infectious! As you know … Continue reading Frances Tophill – Exclusive Interview & GW Live Competition
How is it that not long ago it felt like we were all sat twiddling our fingers over seed catalogues and websites waiting what seemed like forever for Spring to come?! Now, I feel like I can't keep up with all the sowing to be done and the cheeky weeds popping up through the soil, saying "You thought you … Continue reading To Do List – April
After spending all of Saturday at the allotment in the glorious sunshine, I feel like year two at No.27 has officially started. Year one, I focused on clearing and double digging just one side of the plot, mainly in order to only slightly overwhelm myself and not cause complete mental carnage. The left hand side stayed fully … Continue reading Year Two – All systems are go!
Spring is officially here; the tulips are beginning to flower, the clocks go forward at the weekend and the evenings are beginning to get lighter. Bring on after work allotment time, I can feel the skip in my step already! Even spending just 30 minutes at No.27 after work completely changes my mood and more than … Continue reading To Do List – March
Hey! It feels like ages since I have done a general update blog, so I decided with Spring here and lots beginning to happen, it was about time for an update. I said it....Spring is here, wahoo!! Are you as excited as me?! As I am sure you know, I am currently a week away … Continue reading Hey…It’s germination time!
On the 16th February I had the pleasure of the attending the Garden Press Event in London, self quoted as 'the only event of its kind aimed specifically for the industry to showcase the latest products and stories exclusively to the key names in the garden & home press and media'. What an event Guy Burtenshaw … Continue reading Garden Press Event 2017
In the Summer of 2015, I was growing vegetables in a few containers eagerly waiting for a email to arrive offering me an allotment. Enthusiastically sowing seeds and a few cheeky plug plants in the hope of my first grow your own success. I was hooked instantly and fell head over heels in love with nature's … Continue reading Enabling GYO success – Pippa Greenwood