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!
There have been many times in 2018 where I have had to pinch myself, feeling super lucky but also remembering that a lot of hard work sits behind each of those moments. So what better way to finish 2018 than with a huge bang - a total pinch me moment and dream come true announcement. … Continue reading Chiltern Seeds Partnership!
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!
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?!
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!
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!
It's the Easter Holidays arriving very soon and what better way to spend it than as a family. Getting outdoors, having laughs and creating wonderful memories! All of my favourite childhood memories were adventures big or small outdoors, whether it was walking on the foggy moors of Dartmoor, building dens or getting out in the … Continue reading Easter Family Fun & Amazing Giveaway!
Happy Monday, or whichever day you are reading this! Hope you had a fab weekend, what did you get up to? Guess what I did....drumroll please....I filmed a video....finally! Yay, shock horror, it actually happened. It is basically me waffling at you in slightly dodgy lighting which I'm sure you will find highly riveting or … Continue reading 2018 Seed Choices with Groseeds
Every so often I have the honour of being asked to guest blog for wonderful brands, sharing my thoughts and ideas with the hope to inspire more wonderful people in to the world of gardening and GYO. I have been chatting to the lovely team at SEEDBALL for a while now about their amazing and … Continue reading SEEDBALL – Encourage a bug and a bee…
Crikey rain, you took your time to show up! The lack of rain in April set fear into farmers across the UK, seeing 50% less rainfall than average. Drought put crops at risk, alongside the unseasonably cold snap that recently took us by surprise. Dear rain, after one of the driest winters in 20 years, it may mean us putting … Continue reading To Do List – May
How is it that not long ago it felt like we were all sat twiddling our fingers over seed catalogues and websites waiting what seemed like forever for Spring to come?! Now, I feel like I can't keep up with all the sowing to be done and the cheeky weeds popping up through the soil, saying "You thought you … Continue reading To Do List – April
After spending all of Saturday at the allotment in the glorious sunshine, I feel like year two at No.27 has officially started. Year one, I focused on clearing and double digging just one side of the plot, mainly in order to only slightly overwhelm myself and not cause complete mental carnage. The left hand side stayed fully … Continue reading Year Two – All systems are go!
Hey! It feels like ages since I have done a general update blog, so I decided with Spring here and lots beginning to happen, it was about time for an update. I said it....Spring is here, wahoo!! Are you as excited as me?! As I am sure you know, I am currently a week away … Continue reading Hey…It’s germination time!