Annabelle is a successful freelance writer, radio personality, blogger and vlogger using her fresh approach to promote the joys of gardening and Grow Your Own.
Inspiring more people, particularly the younger generation, to put down their phones and pick up a spade. Annabelle has become a regular face at events throughout the gardening calendar and hosts a monthly radio show where she shares her allotment journey, the latest in the gardening industry and top tasks each month.
Through her passion and energetic enthusiasm, she aims to change the way allotments and growing your own are viewed and bring a stroke of ‘highlight and contour’ to the gardening world.
Keeping it simple, easy and more than anything fun.


Welcome to Life at No.27,

I am a 20-something year old, loving every step of my journey learning to grow fresh vegetables and cut flowers at No.27.
I currently work full time in the corporate world and am also studying at University with the hope to graduate by the end of 2016.

On the 27th October 2015, I became the official owner of plot No.27.

For years I had dreamed of having my own haven of fresh air and tranquillity to grow my own produce. Roll on April 2015, I moved to the Oxfordshire countryside, put myself on the council allotment waiting list and started growing my own fruit and vegetables in pots and containers at home.
After waiting for the right plot, the email arrived and No.27 was mine. At roughly 7.5m x 20m, my patch of paradise is certainly big enough for just me.

With minimal experience, a waist high overgrown plot full of perennial weeds but bucket loads of enthusiasm and determination, I was excited but certainly apprehensive of the journey ahead.

‘Life at No.27’ is my highly enthusiastic and ever learning journey.

I hope you enjoy the blog and my ramblings.
You can also follow me on YouTube, Twitter & Instagram – @Lifeatno27, Facebook and on Drystone Radio.

Happy Gardening,





8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Annabelle,

    I hope this finds you well. My name’s Camilla, and i’m part of the Waltons blog team. We’ve been reading a lot of allotment blogs lately- I really liked your post about the teeny frogs you ‘installed’ in your wildlife pond

    In fact, we liked your blog so much we’ve featured it in our ‘Allotment Blogs’ round-up for National Allotment Week (this week).

    I hope it’s ok to use a picture in the review- if you have one you’d like us to use please feel free to send it along.

    I’ll be sure to let you know when the post goes live.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments- it’s always good to hear back from our featured bloggers.

    All the very best,


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    1. Hi Camilla, lovely to hear from you. I am so pleased you have enjoyed my blog posts in particularly the frog one! Thank you very much!
      I’m hoping to do another plot update tomorrow myself for National Allotment Week.
      Of course I am happy for you to use a picture, were you looking for anything in particular? Happy for you to take any from my Instagram and Twitter feeds or I can email you one.
      If you could let me know when it’s live that would be amazing too so I can re-share it with my followers. My email address is lifeatno.27@outlook.com or happy for you to direct message me on any platforms.
      I look forward to hearing from you and thank you once again! Annabelle


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