I am very excited to share with you my first Christmas Giveaway of 2017, an item sought after and sold out in many shops. It is the latest book from Monty Don, titled Down to Earth. This is your chance to get your hands on a copy! Without paying a penny too. You will have seen … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2017 – Monty Don’s New Book!
We are very quickly approaching the big day now, the Christmas songs have started playing everywhere and I am far from organised! But if you are like me....don't worry it will all come together. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. Who's got their Christmas tree and decs up yet? I went to pick my tree … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardening Lovers!
2016 is nearly coming to an end and what a year it has been. It certainly has been full of surprises in every way. I feel I have had a very successful first full year at No.27, trug loads of delicious crops, amazing opportunities and so many wonderful new friends. I hope the year also bought … Continue reading Holiday Wishes from No.27
I am very excited to announce that I am teaming up with Groseeds, 'the seed company who gives back' to giveaway over £100 worth of seeds! Groseeds is a small, young company based in N Wales with a mission to impact lives by inspiring people to engage with the natural world through gardening and in doing … Continue reading Christmas Giveaway – £105 worth of seeds!
Are you stuck what to get the Gardener or 'Allotmenteer' in your life for Christmas? You have started making your way through your advent calendar and your suddenly thinking it's not long until Santa comes down the chimney scoffing as many mince pies as he can in one evening, panic sets in! Well look no further, … Continue reading Gifts & Stocking fillers for Gardening Lovers
I thought I would I share with you the loves and loathes of my allotment over the festive period. Let's start with the loves: My allotment Christmas presents - I love every single one of them and they are exactly what I wanted. Personalised trug, camping gas stove and kettle, welly warmers, books and a … Continue reading Christmas presents and the never ending roots
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, my allotment has certainly been my escape and happy place over the holidays. I managed an hour on Boxing day morning, followed by a full morning today as soon as the sun was up. My dad joined me today on the plot, for me there is something … Continue reading Bank Holiday Bliss
...finally!! Other than the odd little bit of rain, we have had a weekend of dry and warm weather! Perfect for happy dancing and making progress at No.27! Saturday Wahoo, I got a full 5 hours in!! The top ground was still like modelling clay when I first started but it slowly dried up in the sunshine … Continue reading A weekend of sunshine…
After receiving a recipe request from the lovely Lauren at hole food family (ps. check out her fab blog), I thought why not share it with you all. In a previous post, I mentioned that I had made a bottle of cinnamon vodka as part of my Christmas preparations. Well after leaving it to do it's … Continue reading Christmas Cuddle in a Glass – Hot Apple & Cinnamon Vodka
Anyone for some free Couch Grass and Nettle roots? I have loads! Managed to fill up two of these containers this morning in two hours, and no I didn't clear the whole plot. This was only in a space of 2m wide x 2 fork widths! It is never ending but I will not be … Continue reading Blow me over….it’s Windy!
I forgot to add the last segment of my Christmas preparation festivities...Cinnamon Vodka! I recently saw a post on Instagram from a lovely lady who had already started making her bottle and I thought as a cinnamon addict, I have to try making it myself! The thought of it mixed with steaming apple juice on a … Continue reading Cinnamon Vodka and Weed Membrane
Whilst we are talking about Awards, in October this year I was honoured to receive a Gold Award at work for my hard work and dedication. Yesterday, I thought I would make the most of the 'Black Friday' sales by treating myself to some retail therapy courtesy of the award's monetary value. There was two things I have wanted … Continue reading Sewing, Preserving and Baking
Wow, its been a chilly weekend, but definitely starting to feel Christmassy. I managed another 2 hours at No.27 this morning, luckily my family are superstars and all came and helped me get started. My dad built a ladder out of some spare wood I had in the shed, so we could climb on top and nail … Continue reading Digging and weeding….Day 1
If you are unsure about sowing and planting times, and also what you can grow together, check out this website: http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk. It's amazing! A member of one of the allotment Facebook pages I follow suggested the website, and it is the best I have seen! It's not fancy looking but answered so many questions I had … Continue reading Planting times and my Xmas list