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
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!
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!
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
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
No.27 is nearly ready to go after last weekends fun, just a couple more good days of hard graft and it will be there! The beds at least anyway, there is still plenty I want to do from a style perspective but those tasks can wait until the sun and my freckles starts shining. For … Continue reading Seed Choices for 2018 with Suttons
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!
Hands up, who has ordered their seeds yet? Also, who are the eager beavers that have started sowing? I finally got round to ordering the last of my seeds this week including Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and Cabbage. I'm determined to have all year round growing nailed this year! How good are you at avoiding the … Continue reading Here comes the excitement! Are you ready?
So just when you thought all the giveaways were over, the festivities had ended and the back to work lull had kicked in........I'm here to liven things up again! I am very excited to announce that I am once again teaming up with Groseeds, ‘the seed company who gives back’ to giveaway not only £100 … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: £100 worth of seeds and big discounts!
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…
I am very excited to share with you my first Christmas Giveaway of 2017, an item sought after and sold out in many shops. It is the latest book from Monty Don, titled Down to Earth. This is your chance to get your hands on a copy! Without paying a penny too. You will have seen … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2017 – Monty Don’s New Book!
It's that time of year again for a good 'chit' chat about spuds! How do you like your potatoes? I particularly love mine mashed with a dollop of butter or roasted until crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside. Yesterday I spent my lunch break down at my local market seed potato shopping, its … Continue reading A peeling potato talk
We were all starting to think that 2017 had to be a better year than 2016 but then disaster struck.....the 19th January 2017, the day #CourgetteCrisis trended on Twitter. Seriously?! Are we spiralising out of control already? BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail all reporting on the catastrophe. Shoppers in their droves in uproar … Continue reading Lost the plot: Courgette Crisis
Temperatures are consistently low and frost is before us when we awake. The excitement of Spring is kicking in though; snowdrops are peaking through the soil and there is plenty we can be doing in our gardens and allotments to prepare for the gardening year ahead. I don't call them jobs like they are so often as they shouldn't … Continue reading To Do List – January
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