It's time to introduce another member of the Life at No.27 volunteer team; please give a warm welcome to Louise! Louise joined the team in November 2019, as a gardener and support volunteer at our Towcester site. She is super friendly, chatty and fantastic! Louise has been the queen of logistics recently as well, helping … Continue reading Meet Louise
We are only in February but I'm sitting here with the boat windows open on to the canal and sunny blue skies - it's gorgeous! Nearly every year since I started Life at No.27 as a blog in 2015, I have written a piece specifically about potatoes. Sharing my seed potato choices, celebrating potato day … Continue reading 2021 Chit Chat – Time to get your spuds ready!
Do you love watching how nature and gardens transform throughout the seasons? The colour changes? The different tones, scents, colours and textures that arrive at different times of year?Each month in 2021, I would love to spread a bit of garden joy and will share how the therapy gardens and towpath garden are changing! New … Continue reading New Monthly Photo Wall and Calendar Competition!
In the last year, I have recruited an incredible team of volunteers and I would love to finally introduce you to everyone! This month, meet Chrissie – our therapy garden superstar! Chrissie is based at our Towcester therapy garden every week; transforming the garden, making everyone smile, providing support and bringing in surprise doughnuts for … Continue reading Meet Chrissie
Happy New Year everyone! We're back open after a much needed rest and are super excited for the growing season to start. Whilst we can stay open at our therapy sites, we are limiting our face to face services for January and would like to extend our support to those not nearby or would prefer … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
Did you know that even on these freezing cold, windy, wet days, you could be growing your own food? That exciting feeling when all the seeds are germinating in Spring is what made me fall in love with gardening. Shoots popping up built my confidence and gave me something to look forward to every day, … Continue reading Are you craving that exciting Spring feeling? Growing Sprouting Seeds.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have already seen the news, but during what is possibly the biggest UK mental and physical health crisis, the first Life at No.27 therapy site which I have poured my heart and soul in to developing and opening with the support of GP's, social prescribers … Continue reading Towcester Allotment Therapy Site – Devastating news!
Hi! Writing a blog on here feels weird now and I don't know why, perhaps it is because what I would usually be putting on here is now going on social media, in my email newsletter and/or in Kitchen Garden magazine, so it means I don't want to duplicate things in case of annoying you. … Continue reading Hi in July!
I thought I would share with you my absolute favourite gardening and nature books, plus a podcast I adore, in case you are looking for some inspiration. I have so many books, that I could include in this list, but I want to keep it simple for you. In no particular order, let's begin... No-Dig … Continue reading TOP GARDENING BOOKS AND PODCAST!
Nearly everyone I know loves cherry tomatoes, especially when they are homegrown and eaten straight off the vine midway through a morning on the plot or in the garden. Are you the same? The first cherry tomatoes of the season always feel and taste particularly special to me, so I need to get sowing asap. … Continue reading Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat
As 2019 comes to a close and planning for 2020 is fully underway, I wanted to have a little look back at the first amazing year of support from industry. In particular, from the wonderful team at Empathy who chose to fully commit to Life at No.27 and help make a difference. I can't thank … Continue reading EMPATHY – A YEAR IN REVIEW
I said that there would be more gift ideas and giveaways before Christmas, and here is the next one that might take your fancy! Thank you so much to DK books who have very kindly agreed for me to offer you the chance of winning TWO great books. One for children and one or you, … Continue reading WIN GARDENING BOOKS!
At this time of giving, I wanted to make sure that I give back to you for all your support and kindness over the last year. I can't give you a hug and thank you in person, so please accept a virtual one! As well as enter the first of many, very exciting Christmas giveaways! … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY with Empathy
Who needs some gardening gift ideas to pop on a letter to Santa? I want to bring you a few of my favourites between now and the big day, just in case you are unaware of what's new in the market or are struggling for ideas. As someone with minimal space both at home on … Continue reading Christmas Gift Idea: Combi system tools!
What is your essential gardening tool after a spade and fork? Hoe, hand trowel or you thinking the same as me...secateurs? Don't get me wrong, I think all of these are essential really, but if you had to pick just one. I think I actually use secateurs more than any other tool, especially at this … Continue reading What is your must have gardening tool?