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!
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
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?!
Well hello there strangers... apparently it has been 4 weeks since my last blog, but it feels like forever! June 2018 was a huge month to remember for me in so many ways. Three weeks ago I lived my dream at BBC Gardeners' World Live - which is exactly what I am finally going to … Continue reading BBC GW LIVE 2018 – Time To Reflect
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
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…
We are very quickly approaching the big day now, the Christmas songs have started playing everywhere and I am far from organised! But if you are like me....don't worry it will all come together. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. Who's got their Christmas tree and decs up yet? I went to pick my tree … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardening Lovers!
One word...WOW! Don't worry I'm not going to get all emotional on you, I did enough of that in my two-year anniversary blog. I do though want to share with you my amazing day at the Garden Media Guild Industry Awards which took place on Thursday 23rd November. It was a day I had been … Continue reading Garden Media Guild Awards – FINALIST!
Ever since I got the allotment, I have wanted to become an RHS member and visit the four, soon to be five gardens. All of a sudden I have visited three in the space of two months! That sounds crazy thinking about it, as they are all in different parts of the Country but it … Continue reading Hitting the RHS Hat-trick – RHS Wisley
Guess who won the Novice Top Gardener Award at this year's local Autumn Show?! ME!!! Yes....me! Boom! *Dancing like I just don't care* Sorry, I had to get that out of my system before I start writing properly...... I'm a huge advocate of the Autumn Shows across the country, whether it's your small local village … Continue reading Autumn Show 2017 – Trophy Time!
How are we one day away from August already? This year is going super fast and I am very quickly approaching another birthday this Sunday...ahh! It may be the last of my twenties but I'm determined to make it the best yet. The rain has certainly been my best friend over the past hectic few … Continue reading Jungle July
Who loves food? I know for me it's the difference between a happy Belle and a grumpy Belle! Beauty certainly turns into the beast with no food; well Belle certainly does anyway. This is why I will most definitely be absorbing every morsel of food I can at the BBC Good Food Show as well as all the … Continue reading Marcus Bean – Cooking and GYO unite
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
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!