Well the sun finally arrived for a day - on a Saturday with no plans too! Whoop Whoop! It may of only been one day of delight in amongst showers a plenty right now, but I was sure to make the most of it and get up to my happy place - my Eden and … Continue reading Come rain or shine…it’s Allotment Time!
In October 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Oliver, the man behind the 1,498.4lb UK Outdoor Grown Record Breaking Pumpkin. As you will already know if you read my Happy National Pumpkin Day blog all about the visit, Matt is also the lucky guy responsible for the new Global Growth Veg Garden at RHS … Continue reading RHS Hyde Hall – Global Growth Veg Garden and Dahlia Crisps!
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!
I feel like I have shared all my recent road trips and adventures with you but not actually life at No.27. I won't lie, it hasn't exactly been looking pretty! But hey, as I highlighted in launching the #MyRealView Campaign, that's what happen sometimes, life takes over for whatever reason. Actually, it has always looked … Continue reading Still open for business – Year round growing!
Afternoon all, the sun is shining but I do wish the weather would start to warm up now, my window sills are packed to the brim and I still have lots to do. My current list of jobs will have to probably wait a week whilst I concentrate on a 26 page uni assignment, but here it … Continue reading Many hands make light work.
2nd April 2016 - A day I will never forget, planting my first ever potatoes! Due to bad weather my plans of joining the Easter potato planting tradition were scuppered. My fingers have been tightly crossed all this week, hoping for some luck and sunshine this weekend. I woke up to the sun shining this morning and by midday, temperatures … Continue reading A Spuddy Good Day
Happy Easter on this glorious Sunday morning. I hope you are utilising the excuse of Easter to pack yourselves full of chocolate and hot cross buns. I can't get enough of these toasted delicious buns with a slither of melting butter. Eating one as I type, yum! The clocks have only just gone forward but I am already loving the light mornings and slightly lighter … Continue reading Digging at Dawn
That's another thing my dad would say... I only had a brief visit to No.27 today, well about 2 hours, as the weather couldn't make up it's mind all morning. One minute sunny, the next dark, windy and raining, and it stayed this way all day. The plot isn't going to dig and weed itself though … Continue reading “Less waffling and more digging”
After 4 1/2 chilly hours up at No.27 yesterday....it's official...the allotment essentials have been confirmed...a camping stove and a whistling kettle! These were both on my Christmas list luckily including the links of course, and after yesterday I am so glad they were. I finally got to put them to the test and what a cracking cuppa they … Continue reading Keep digging and drink tea
Digging Success....two hours yesterday and a full day today accompanied by my friend, Mr Robin at all times. I had a busy day yesterday but still managed to squeeze in two hours which included more digging and more importantly catching up with my next plot neighbour Sarah. She has only had her plot for a … Continue reading Robins & Raspberries
Apologies for my silence, time goes too fast and life can change so quickly. I'm back and keeping my fingers crossed for a sunny day tomorrow to get up to No.27. I haven't been able to get up there and do anything yet this year, so fidgeting to go get the beds dug and weeded. Whilst I … Continue reading Silent Potatoes
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…
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!