What is your essential gardening tool after a spade and fork? Hoe, hand trowel or you thinking the same as me...secateurs? Don't get me wrong, I think all of these are essential really, but if you had to pick just one. I think I actually use secateurs more than any other tool, especially at this … Continue reading What is your must have gardening tool?
Hey, I hope you had a fab weekend? We were away in the Lake District; celebrating a friend's wedding, dancing lots and exploring the incredible scenery. It was my first time back to the lakes in about 20 years (the last time was a year 6 school trip), so it was great to really take … Continue reading NEW SUPPORT & TOOLS!
Happy birthday to me and my first baby! I was just sat here by the narrow boat window with the log burner blazing, thinking I'm not sure what I am going to write this year compared to last. Then I read the 3rd birthday blog, total face palm moment....loads has happened!! The downfall to living … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday!!
IF YOU NEED HELP NOW, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM IMMEDIATELY! Today is World Mental Health Day! A day to purposely smile at a stranger, say hi to someone in the coffee queue or at the school gate, hug a friend and send a card. The day to open up conversations! As someone who has … Continue reading How to get help and help others now!! – World Mental Health Day
Well didn't that come round quick, or is it just me? How do you feel about Autumn? Sad due to fewer daylight hours and less edibles growing? Or excited for cosy jumpers, hot drinks and kicking your feet in crisp fallen leaves? Let me know! I personally love Autumn - I don't burn within 10 … Continue reading Hello Autumn!
I am beyond delighted to announce that Life at No.27 is an official partner to GLEE 2019 and I will be an expert speaker at the show every day. As a successful professional gardener, wellbeing therapist and freelance writer with many years of senior marketing experience and consultancy, I can't wait to provide knowledge and … Continue reading GLEE 2019 – OFFICIAL PARTNER
Wow, what a truly wonderful and memorable day! Just over a year ago I entered a competition to spend the day shadowing gardening hero, broadcaster and writer, Peter Seabrook MBE at The Sun offices in London. Well, I was the lucky chosen one and finally today after many emails back and forth with Peter, we … Continue reading A day with gardening inspiration, Peter Seabrook MBE!
Oh hey there.... I feel like it's been a while, that's probably cause it has been. You may have seen that it's been a little bit busy in my life, all for good reason though....now isn't that a change in itself. It's amazing the difference that can happen when you have a happy mind and … Continue reading Journey to the Towpath
What's body image got to do with gardening, allotments and growing your own? Quite a lot in my view! Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place this week, Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image
I feel like since I found out my Nanny B had roughly 6 months left to live at the beginning of the year, I have definitely bought more plants than ever. Maybe this is just coincidence or it's the time of year, but I do feel like it is my way coping amongst a time … Continue reading Bringing new life to sad times
We tend to have a love-hate relationship with beetroot – but this underrated veg has become a must-have at No.27. Okay, so your chopping board might resemble a horror movie after you’ve prepared one – and yes, I have gone to work with those indelible pink stains on my fingertips and maybe up my arms … Continue reading Bring on the Boston beets!
Every day evidence is mounting as to how truly wonderful gardening and growing your own produce can be for your physical and mental health.A recent study conducted by Bakker Spalding has found that 88% of people find that mental wellbeing is a key benefit for spending time in the garden. Government is finally beginning to … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing – Case Study – Alice
Nearly everyone I know loves tomatoes, especially when they are homegrown and eaten straight off the vine midway through an afternoon of weeding or pruning on the plot. Are you the same? The first cherry tomatoes of the season always feel and taste like bon-bons from the corner shop to me – but this particular … Continue reading Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat
Please give a very warm welcome to the newest members of the Life at No.27 family! I'm beyond delighted to share that under their Empathy brand, PlantWorks UK is the first company to provide direct funding to support the Life at No.27 non-profit organisation! The team of incredible scientists behind the Empathy logo are the … Continue reading NEW SPONSORS: EMPATHY!
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