I feel like since I found out my Nanny B had roughly 6 months left to live at the beginning of the year, I have definitely bought more plants than ever. Maybe this is just coincidence or it's the time of year, but I do feel like it is my way coping amongst a time … Continue reading Bringing new life to sad times
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
I feel RHS Chelsea Flower Show is getting a lot of stick this year, and whilst I don't disagree with many of the comments, I think we do have to remember that behind each trade stand, show garden or plant stall is a person. A person full of heart for gardening and with a vision … Continue reading RHS Chelsea – Think, Appreciate & Enjoy!
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 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!
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!
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
It’s midway through February, the Tete a Tete daffodils are up popping up along the allotment path borders and the alliums are showing themselves too. My Rhubarb is coming back to life as well which means my first harvests are now only months away. The year long wait is going to be so worth it! … Continue reading To Do List – February