Winter brought a sense of calm and completeness to the allotment, but Spring is nearly here. I can feel the excitement brewing. These quieter few months on the plot have given me time to recharge the batteries, focus on the non-profit organisation and allow me to find new hobbies, such as knitting and hitting the … Continue reading Winter – Cool, Calm and not so Collected
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!
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
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!
Before 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to share my initial thoughts and immense pride of the #MyRealView Campaign I launched back in November. If you missed the original post you can read it here. We now live in a world of filters and editing software galore, where we can make anything look practically 'perfect' … Continue reading #MyRealView Campaign – So far…
The soil is a wonderful thing.....Treat it like a good old friend....give it the sort of nourishment it really appreciates....keep it in good heart - and it will reward you by growing almost anything your heart desires. Fred Streeter The weather forecast for this weekend had been rain, rain and more rain but luck prevailed … Continue reading Trailer of Gold
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!
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