It’s not quite…

just another day as it’s my birthday. Don’t tell anyone but I’m now 66! I don’t really celebrate it in reality apart from a couple of cards and a phone call this evening.

On-line it’s a different matter as there’s Glo’s delightful post Happy Birthday Flighty! and Nikki’s lovely one a special occasion. Thanks to you both.

There are also birthday wishes on the Allotments 4 All forum, and elsewhere, which I shall acknowledge later on.

After several days of mostly damp, dull weather it’s a nice morning here but I won’t be off to the plot until after lunch as I’m expecting a couple of gardening books in the post, which I’m hoping might arrive today. They’re not presents, and I’ll tell you more about them in a forthcoming post.

Aster pringlei 'Monte Cassino'At the plot I’ll look to see if either of the two nerine buds have opened, although I’ll be surprised if they have.  Last year there were a handful.

There’s also this terrific aster pringlei Monte Cassino, which has started flowering this week. I call it Twinkling Stars.

'Twinkling stars'

This is JodyI might also meet Jody, a lovely little dog, who plot neighbour John occasionally looks after during the week.  Here she is standing placidly by my feet.

Have a good weekend!

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About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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55 Responses to It’s not quite…

  1. Joanne says:

    Happy birthday Flighty. xx

  2. Happy birthday Flighty and a lovely post as well have a lovely weekend

  3. Jo says:

    Clickety Click. Many Happy Returns, I hope you have a wonderful day. I can see why you call the aster Twinkling Stars, it suits it.

  4. Jenny Aspin says:

    Happy birthday, Flighty. I understand about the not celebrating it though. 😉

  5. Julie says:

    Happy happy birthday Flighty..I love your Twinkling Stars, what pretty little flowers. Jody looks adorable. Have a lovely day and a great weekend. x

  6. orchardier says:

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dear Flighty
    Happy Birthday to you
    Hip Hip Hoorah
    Hip Hip Hoorah

    For he’s a jolly good fella
    and so say all of us…

  7. A huge big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me too! Have a great day xXx

  8. Carlie says:

    Happy Birthday, Flighty! Have a lovely day and hope you’re going to spoil yourself x

  9. elaine says:

    Birthdays seem to come round faster every year don’t they – hope you have a good one and make the most of the lovely weather we are having today. Bestest wishes

  10. Christine Ashby says:

    Many happy returns, Flighty! And it’s a lovely day too!

  11. Jen says:

    A very happy birthday, Flighty.

  12. Firstly……A Very Happy Birthday to you !!!!
    I was looking at your Nerines, and now we know what the “strange” looking flower was in my daughter’s garden. It came in the bag of bird seed !!! Are their seeds easy to collect when they are done flowering ?? Also your asters have very similar flowers to our Michaelmas daisies, are they the same? except that ours are much taller ! Have a great rest of the birthday day, Flighty 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Cath thanks. I know that you can grow nerines from seed but it’s better to buy bulbs in late summer when they should be planted. There are lots of different Michaelmas daisy varieties so I really don’t know. These have ‘fern’ like, rather than proper, leaves and flower late October/ early November. I did. xx

  13. menhir1 says:

    There’s nothing like having the warmth of a contented little dog at your feet. There’s something very cosy and comforting about it.

    Your daisies are perky. A metaphor perhaps for the birthday boy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
    xx and an extra xx + hug. 🙂

  14. Caro says:

    Wishing you all the very best on your birthday, Flighty! Even if not celebrating, I hope that you nonetheless have a special heartwarming day. Lots of love for a happy day, Caro xx

  15. Hope you had a lovely day not-celebrating Flighty, a belated Happy Birthday from Anglesey! beautiful little aster, aptly named too.

  16. Glo says:

    Hope you had a lovely birthday, Flighty, with lots of tea and biscuits. Glad you liked my post, and thanks for sharing the link. Nikki’s photos and flowers are always so pretty and how thoughtful to have saved some white ones for you 🙂 Hope you were able to see your doggie friend.

    • Flighty says:

      Glo I did thanks, with chocolate biscuits as a treat. I love your post, so had to share the link. Yes Nikki always does us proud doesn’t she.
      I didn’t see her yesterday as I was later than usual, but I’m bound to see her again over the coming weeks. xx

  17. snowbird says:

    What lovely friends you have Flighty. Here’s wishing you all the very best. I hope you have a good one.
    I love your twinkling stars and Jody is a sweetheart.xxxx

  18. tuthersue says:

    Happy Birthday Flighty hope you`ve had a good day.

  19. CJ says:

    Hope you are having a fantastic birthday Flighty. And I hope your books came, present or not, it’s nice to get good books in the post. Wishing you a very happy year, CJ xx

  20. Sharon says:

    Happy Birthday Flighty, hope you had a wonderful day and your books arrived or will soon. That dog is soo cute!

  21. nikkipolani says:

    We’ll keep your secret, Flighty! Sixty-six years young is a good thing indeed. Enjoy your day and those sweet twinkly starry asters.

  22. annie_h says:

    Happy Birthday Flighty, glad you had a good day. They certainly are twinkling stars!

  23. Doris says:

    A belated “Happy Birthday” Flighty! 🙂

  24. Many Happy Returns Flighty, (better late than never!). Love the pictures of ‘Twinkling Stars’, how beautiful!

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  26. Liz says:

    So Jody came to wish you a happy birthday! That bouquet of white asters must have been a welcome sight. The Nerines are just biding their time.

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