Chief 90's Ballad Singer
Originally from South Africa, Nicole now lives in the cooler climes of Cambridgeshire. She has a full time day job for a well-known price comparison site as a compliance manager, and loves to spend her spare time snuggled on the sofa with her husband and pooch, Sophie, when she’s not at her allotment.
Up until a few years ago, Nicole was a self-confirmed outdoor-a-phobe but after seeing a Cafe au Lait dahlia on Instagram, she bought a pair of gardening gloves and discovered a love of growing flowers. Now she’s addicted to dahlias and although she grows other flowers too, she waits all year for summer for them to arrive.
Nicole’s short term dream is to get a bigger allotment plot, with a polytunnel to extend the growing season and include a few more veggies in between the flowers. The long term goal is buying a property with ‘land’ to move the allotment plot on-site.
Favourite things to grow: Dahlias, Roses, Snapdragons and Sweet peas.
Head of Terrible Joke Making
(and wine tasting)
Hailing from Kent but always destined to be a Londoner, Sarah works as a freelance Digital Marketer from 9-5 and is a dog mum, low-key hoarder, cardigan collector and community gardener in her spare time.
New-ish to the gardening world (had previously weeded for chocolate and then wine in her grandmothers garden) Sarah started her first cut flower patch in the spring of 2020. Inspired to grow to give, @bloomsfromthebase was born as she endeavoured to spread joy amongst the families of the deployed soldiers on the British Army base she lives on, as her partner was also deployed.
Named community champion by Army&You for her hard work, featured in Breathe magazine and her garden picked for a tour by HRH Prince Edward, she is now project managing the installation of the first ever No-Dig allotment also on the Army base. She is carving out space to grow her own flowers to sell in 2021!
Favourite things to grow: Ranunculus, Curly Cress, Yarrow, Statice