As I mentioned last week, No.27 has really come to life in the last few weeks and I have been itching to tell you all about what's been happening - now I finally can. I think it's the crazy combination of rain and sun, which has meant that everything; seeds, weeds and all, have kicked … Continue reading No.27 is coming alive!
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.
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!
Maybe (probably) it's just me, but there is something about a good layer of weed free raked soil that just makes my heart tingle and go all fluffy. Even my friend, an incredible friend actually, saw me today with the biggest grin on my face and a certain skip in my manure covered wellie steps … Continue reading The magic of good soil – makes my heart tingle!
How are we one day away from August already? This year is going super fast and I am very quickly approaching another birthday this Sunday...ahh! It may be the last of my twenties but I'm determined to make it the best yet. The rain has certainly been my best friend over the past hectic few … Continue reading Jungle July
Shortly before the New Year arrived, severe fog and frost turned the allotment site into a stunning yet haunting and eerie vision. Not a soul was brave enough to venture into the -1 temperatures, many still tucked up tightly in bed I am sure. I on the other hand had other ideas, my dad would be arriving early … Continue reading Winter Frostings
It's July already!! I feel like I have been away for ages and need to introduce myself again. It hasn't actually been that long since my last blog post but it feels like forever. Sorry for the delay, my personal and uni life have taken over the last couple of weeks so although I have continued … Continue reading I certainly do love allotment life!
I am officially knackered, but what a glorious weekend! The sun shined continuously, the seedlings all shot up and so did all the weeds. It has been a dry here all week luckily so I thought I would take opportunity of the light evenings after work to add some personality to the plot. I have had … Continue reading No.27: Personality Installed
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
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!
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
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