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
2016 is nearly coming to an end and what a year it has been. It certainly has been full of surprises in every way. I feel I have had a very successful first full year at No.27, trug loads of delicious crops, amazing opportunities and so many wonderful new friends. I hope the year also bought … Continue reading Holiday Wishes from No.27
Wow! It has been a year since I started my allotment journey and began Life at No.27. What a year it has been and one of the best decisions I ever made! I still remember the first day I visited the plot so vividly, I was so excited. The plot was over grown and full of … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday No.27!
After plenty of thunder and rain yesterday, what a beautiful day we have had here in Oxfordshire. Glorious sunshine with a slight chill in the air, my perfect type of weather and one of the many reasons I love Autumn. As long as I remember Autumn has been my favourite season of the year, filled with … Continue reading Conkers and Pumpkins
What a weekend I have just had; my determination and passion for No.27 is as strong as ever. So much so, that in between working today, I did an hour digging when the sun came up, an hour at lunch, then an hour after work. If only I could do this very day! This morning … Continue reading Allotment Passion on overdrive…
Minus a few showers, what a beautiful sunny long weekend we had. In fact, the sun was out in true Summer style the whole week, like it should be. Which meant plenty of trips to the water trough and water can weight lifting to stop everything withering away. The week started by harvesting some more delicious 'Gardener Delight' tomatoes and 'St George' runner … Continue reading Bank Holiday Sunshine
Evening all, we survived Monday, wahoo! I am delighted to share with you that Life at No.27 was selected by Waltons, to be part of their list of top allotment blogs. Established in 1878, Waltons, the Nottinghamshire-based company has been providing the public with high-quality garden buildings for over 125 years. To be recognised alongside … Continue reading Waltons – Amazing allotment blogs
As I mentioned in my last blog, it's National Allotment Week! Have you done anything to celebrate the tradition of allotments or your enthusiasm for grow your own? The National Allotment Society organised a number of Open Allotment day events which are listed here; did you attend any? I didn't attend any of the events but spent a good … Continue reading National Allotment Week 2016
What a wonderful day! As hopefully many of my followers will be aware, on Sunday I had the pleasure to join other volunteers at BBC Countryfile Live representing The National Allotment Society. Perfect timing I thought just before National Allotment Week, which is running now. Volunteering for the Allotment Society was an opportunity I saw … Continue reading Countryfile Live – Volunteering
When see you pictures of an idyllic flower farm, then realise it is only a 9 minute drive away... I was recently searching online for flower farms and seeing if there was any nearby so that I could have freshly cut locally grown flowers at home all the time. Amongst the search appeared Green and Gorgeous, … Continue reading Green & Gorgeous – The Flower Farm
Let me start by saying thank you to all my followers on here, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the radio show that wished me luck for my exam that I had on the 19th. I survived and now just have to wait anxiously for 2 months for the results. Whilst, I wait this means one thing.....FREEDOM!! … Continue reading Weekend of Freedom
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
It's July already!! I feel like I have been away for ages and need to introduce myself again. It hasn't actually been that long since my last blog post but it feels like forever. Sorry for the delay, my personal and uni life have taken over the last couple of weeks so although I have continued … Continue reading I certainly do love allotment life!
As an avid lover of Blenheim Palace, an annual Privilege Pass holder and allotment enthusiast, the Blenheim Palace Flower Show has been on my calendar since the dates were released. I must admit the show couldn't of come at better timing for myself; a perfect distraction to put a smile on my face, get me … Continue reading Blenheim Palace Flower Show
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