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…
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!
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!
I feel like I have shared all my recent road trips and adventures with you but not actually life at No.27. I won't lie, it hasn't exactly been looking pretty! But hey, as I highlighted in launching the #MyRealView Campaign, that's what happen sometimes, life takes over for whatever reason. Actually, it has always looked … Continue reading Still open for business – Year round growing!
Two years ago today, allotment No.27 with it's waist high weeds became mine and Life at No.27 was born. What an incredible and life changing two years it's been...both on and off the plot. It has been a journey of continuous learning, successes, challenges and most of all...fun! At the end of Year One I … Continue reading Life at No.27 turns TWO!
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
On the 16th February I had the pleasure of the attending the Garden Press Event in London, self quoted as 'the only event of its kind aimed specifically for the industry to showcase the latest products and stories exclusively to the key names in the garden & home press and media'. What an event Guy Burtenshaw … Continue reading Garden Press Event 2017
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