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
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
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!
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 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!
We were all starting to think that 2017 had to be a better year than 2016 but then disaster struck.....the 19th January 2017, the day #CourgetteCrisis trended on Twitter. Seriously?! Are we spiralising out of control already? BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail all reporting on the catastrophe. Shoppers in their droves in uproar … Continue reading Lost the plot: Courgette Crisis
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
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
...finally!! Other than the odd little bit of rain, we have had a weekend of dry and warm weather! Perfect for happy dancing and making progress at No.27! Saturday Wahoo, I got a full 5 hours in!! The top ground was still like modelling clay when I first started but it slowly dried up in the sunshine … Continue reading A weekend of sunshine…
I forgot to add the last segment of my Christmas preparation festivities...Cinnamon Vodka! I recently saw a post on Instagram from a lovely lady who had already started making her bottle and I thought as a cinnamon addict, I have to try making it myself! The thought of it mixed with steaming apple juice on a … Continue reading Cinnamon Vodka and Weed Membrane