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Winter brought a sense of calm and completeness to the allotment, but Spring is nearly here. I can feel the excitement brewing. These quieter few months on the plot have given me time to recharge the batteries, focus on the non-profit organisation and allow me to find new hobbies, such as knitting and hitting the … Continue reading Winter – Cool, Calm and not so Collected
As I mentioned last week, No.27 has really come to life in the last few weeks and I have been itching to tell you all about what's been happening - now I finally can. I think it's the crazy combination of rain and sun, which has meant that everything; seeds, weeds and all, have kicked … Continue reading No.27 is coming alive!
I suddenly had this feeling come over me this week that some of you may think "so you go to all these wonderful places but where is the actual gardening?!" I do actually do gardening...I promise! I couldn't be without my own tranquil place outdoors that I can make mine, aka my allotment. The weather … Continue reading I do actually do gardening…promise.
Hands up, who has ordered their seeds yet? Also, who are the eager beavers that have started sowing? I finally got round to ordering the last of my seeds this week including Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and Cabbage. I'm determined to have all year round growing nailed this year! How good are you at avoiding the … Continue reading Here comes the excitement! Are you ready?
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!
Well April certainly hasn’t lived up to its stereotype has it?! For a month which has its own name for rain; April Showers, it has certainly let us down! Only a day or two of rain in the whole month and my lovely but consistently moaning neighbour is already complaining at every second about the … Continue reading Oh so bright and beautiful…
Shortly before the New Year arrived, severe fog and frost turned the allotment site into a stunning yet haunting and eerie vision. Not a soul was brave enough to venture into the -1 temperatures, many still tucked up tightly in bed I am sure. I on the other hand had other ideas, my dad would be arriving early … Continue reading Winter Frostings
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!
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!
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