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!
In the Summer of 2015, I was growing vegetables in a few containers eagerly waiting for a email to arrive offering me an allotment. Enthusiastically sowing seeds and a few cheeky plug plants in the hope of my first grow your own success. I was hooked instantly and fell head over heels in love with nature's … Continue reading Enabling GYO success – Pippa Greenwood
Well Storm Angus certainly arrived overnight and left behind a grey soggy Sunday. The first Sunday in a while with nothing planned, drew back the curtains and knew instantly it was going to be an indoor kind of day. I find these days have their benefits though, a chance to visit new local places and … Continue reading Soggy Sunday Autumn Soup
11 days and counting until my allotment 1 year anniversary! How does one celebrate? Do I buy No.27 a card and a prezzie? If yes, what present do I get...a plant, a new tool? Is this an excuse for some balloons and a cheeky glass of champagne on the plot? Please say yes! If its nearly … Continue reading A good dose of deliciousness!
No.27 is more than just an allotment to me, it is my second home, my retreat, my hideaway and most importantly the only place where my mind goes blank, my stress levels calm and my anxiety disappears. 6 years ago I suffered terribly from anxiety, so much so that I couldn't leave the front door on my … Continue reading Allotments; the new prescription remedy
Do you ever find yourself juggling for time? Unless you are extremely lucky, I am sure we all do. Whether it's the allotment, work, university, housework, family, pets, there is always something. June is certainly turning out to be my busiest month so far, the plot is changing daily, work is at its peak and … Continue reading Juggling in June