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
There have been many times in 2018 where I have had to pinch myself, feeling super lucky but also remembering that a lot of hard work sits behind each of those moments. So what better way to finish 2018 than with a huge bang - a total pinch me moment and dream come true announcement. … Continue reading Chiltern Seeds Partnership!
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
Well hello there strangers... apparently it has been 4 weeks since my last blog, but it feels like forever! June 2018 was a huge month to remember for me in so many ways. Three weeks ago I lived my dream at BBC Gardeners' World Live - which is exactly what I am finally going to … Continue reading BBC GW LIVE 2018 – Time To Reflect
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!
Well the sun finally arrived for a day - on a Saturday with no plans too! Whoop Whoop! It may of only been one day of delight in amongst showers a plenty right now, but I was sure to make the most of it and get up to my happy place - my Eden and … Continue reading Come rain or shine…it’s Allotment Time!
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
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
In October 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Oliver, the man behind the 1,498.4lb UK Outdoor Grown Record Breaking Pumpkin. As you will already know if you read my Happy National Pumpkin Day blog all about the visit, Matt is also the lucky guy responsible for the new Global Growth Veg Garden at RHS … Continue reading RHS Hyde Hall – Global Growth Veg Garden and Dahlia Crisps!
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?
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
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!
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you will know that I recently headed up north to Yorkshire for a mini-break away. Taking time to visit family, RHS Harlow Carr and finally meet Dave who hosts my monthly radio show on Drystone Radio. Visting Drystone Towers and actually doing the show in the … Continue reading Hitting the road – RHS Harlow Carr
Hey! It feels like ages since I have done a general update blog, so I decided with Spring here and lots beginning to happen, it was about time for an update. I said it....Spring is here, wahoo!! Are you as excited as me?! As I am sure you know, I am currently a week away … Continue reading Hey…It’s germination time!