I feel like I need to dedicate this piece to my dad, for he tried to get me in to mushroom foraging when I was about 12/13 years old but I was having none of it. He left it slightly too late; I had got all geeky about potatoes previously producing charts and all, but … Continue reading Fungi – A Plants Best Friend?
It's hard to sit and comprehend how much my life has changed during year 3 of Life at No.27. It's baffling for me personally, let alone trying to explain it to you or anyone else. In case you didn't know, on Saturday, 27th October, Life at No.27 turned 3 years old. Happy Birthday to me … Continue reading Happy 3rd Birthday!
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
I said in my last blog post all around Prescribed Gardening, that I had some very exciting news to share soon and I am finally able to share it with you all now... I am beyond delighted and truly honoured to announce that I have been appointed as an Ambassador for Thrive, the incredible charity … Continue reading Appointed as an official Thrive Ambassador!
I don't think gardening and wellbeing have ever been spoken about more than in this year, a breakthrough in it self. We needed the change and I really hope that this openness, as well as the prominent article that came out in The Times on Sunday are signs that it is on the way. Tablets, … Continue reading Are we about to get a breakthrough with Prescribed Gardening?!
Well hello there strangers... apparently it has been 4 weeks since my last blog, but it feels like forever! June 2018 was a huge month to remember for me in so many ways. Three weeks ago I lived my dream at BBC Gardeners' World Live - which is exactly what I am finally going to … Continue reading BBC GW LIVE 2018 – Time To Reflect
I have so much to tell you about what's happening at No.27 - it's really coming to life now with wildlife and colour. But first, now that I am not entirely speechless and the feeling of giddiness has slightly calmed, I thought it's the perfect time to tell you about my visit to see the … Continue reading My No Dig weekend with the experts!
As April arrived with its multitude of weather changes, I published a blog all about Ascot Spring Garden Show and offered you the chance to win a pair of tickets to go along. Well last Saturday, after very kindly being invited by the organisers, I got to take a visit and have a good nosey. … Continue reading Ascot Spring Garden Show
You will remember in my recent blog post about the Garden Press Event, I highlighted an amazing social enterprise called Hackney Herbal - who promote wellbeing by connecting people with herbs and through creative activities. Well, last Mother's Day which now seems so long ago but wasn't really - I went to visit Nat, the … Continue reading Hackney Herbal
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!
There is a new show on the block; it's fresh, exciting, has royal links and is bringing the young gardening talent of the UK to the forefront. It is the Ascot Spring Garden Show, taking place on the 13th - 15th April at the renowned Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. I will be heading there and this … Continue reading Ascot Spring Garden Show – WIN TICKETS!
I suddenly had this feeling come over me this week that some of you may think "so you go to all these wonderful places but where is the actual gardening?!" I do actually do gardening...I promise! I couldn't be without my own tranquil place outdoors that I can make mine, aka my allotment. The weather … Continue reading I do actually do gardening…promise.
I recently had the absolute pleasure of visiting the staff, clients and gardens at Thrive's Beech Hill Centre, near Reading in Berkshire. For those who haven't heard of Thrive, they are a truly inspirational charity who change lives through the power of gardening and they will forever have a place very close to my heart. … Continue reading Thrive – Changing Lives through Gardening
February sees every gardeners' excitement building, with a hope that Spring and getting outdoors is only around the corner. We are all wanting to sow the first seeds of veg and cut flowers, eagerly staring at them every waiting second after wishing for germination. But the month brings a whole other of level of excitement … Continue reading New exciting gardening goodies for 2018
You've got to love an impromptu trip to a Potato Day! Well I do... I didn't need any more seed potatoes, I already have too many, but that didn't stop me suddenly pulling in to West Oxford Community Centre last week did it? No! The mind reading and slightly un-nerving skills of Facebook meant I … Continue reading Chit Chat Time!