There is a new show on the block; it's fresh, exciting, has royal links and is bringing the young gardening talent of the UK to the forefront. It is the Ascot Spring Garden Show, taking place on the 13th - 15th April at the renowned Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. I will be heading there and this … Continue reading Ascot Spring Garden Show – WIN TICKETS!
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
It’s midway through February, the Tete a Tete daffodils are up popping up along the allotment path borders and the alliums are showing themselves too. My Rhubarb is coming back to life as well which means my first harvests are now only months away. The year long wait is going to be so worth it! … Continue reading To Do List – February
Happy Monday, or whichever day you are reading this! Hope you had a fab weekend, what did you get up to? Guess what I did....drumroll please....I filmed a video....finally! Yay, shock horror, it actually happened. It is basically me waffling at you in slightly dodgy lighting which I'm sure you will find highly riveting or … Continue reading 2018 Seed Choices with Groseeds
No.27 is nearly ready to go after last weekends fun, just a couple more good days of hard graft and it will be there! The beds at least anyway, there is still plenty I want to do from a style perspective but those tasks can wait until the sun and my freckles starts shining. For … Continue reading Seed Choices for 2018 with Suttons
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!
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!
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
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!
Every so often I have the honour of being asked to guest blog for wonderful brands, sharing my thoughts and ideas with the hope to inspire more wonderful people in to the world of gardening and GYO. I have been chatting to the lovely team at SEEDBALL for a while now about their amazing and … Continue reading SEEDBALL – Encourage a bug and a bee…
Wowzers...it's been a whole month...sorry! I have never not blogged for that long but have been super busy and having so much fun. Hopefully you have all seen some very exciting news......I finally have my degree, wahoo!! More importantly for you though.....I launched my YouTube channel! Finally, it's here and I'm so blooming happy, plus … Continue reading Time flies when your having fun!
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
I am officially knackered, but what a glorious weekend! The sun shined continuously, the seedlings all shot up and so did all the weeds. It has been a dry here all week luckily so I thought I would take opportunity of the light evenings after work to add some personality to the plot. I have had … Continue reading No.27: Personality Installed
After the hard work yesterday, I was back at No. 27 by 9am this morning determined to get the whole plot raked and ready for digging in 1hr 30mins. Time was limited due to having many other jobs and outings to do today. I was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was up there; only saw … Continue reading Keep Calm and….Rake
Terrorist attacks in Paris, Gatwick Airport evacuated and gloomy weather....what a dismal day! That's enough negativity for anyone, so on to the positives....we have progress!! 9:30am this morning I was up and at No.27 to start work on the plot before the downpour came. Within an 1hr 30mins we managed to put a strimmer through all the grass and mark out a … Continue reading Dismal Day Progress and my first Wellingtons