Some winter colour


The last couple of days I’ve only been taking a quick look round as it’s been too cold too linger.

Foxy is keeping an eye on the plot for me, as he does year round from under the rose Pretty Lady. 

I keep the ivy well trimmed so he stays visible.



Some winter colour continues to be provided by these primroses.

For various reasons I’ve never done well growing carrots so wasn’t going to try again this year but I’ve been given some Chantenay Royal seeds.  According to person who gave them to me I should sow them on the longest day, Friday 21st June, to hopefully  avoid carrot fly which is a problem on our site.

Have a good week!


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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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28 Responses to Some winter colour

  1. Neil Pinch says:

    I’d backed away from carrots due to root fly for years. I used enviromesh last year covering them. Super crop. Costly material for a crop that’s so cheap. But good taste.

  2. CJ says:

    I find carrots a bit hit and miss too. Lots of people down at the site put enviromesh round them to keep out the carrot fly. I’ve grown them at home and had only some damage. I hope you have a good week. It’s going to be a cold one I think. CJ xx

  3. Jenny says:

    Those flowers in your photo provide a much appreciated splash of colour on this grey, foggy day.

  4. Jade says:

    Lucky you to have foxy look after your plot! He looks so real.
    Your primroses look very happy on that planter. Such lovely plants with lovely colour flowers.
    Thanks and same to you!

  5. Liz says:

    I love Foxy! Like you, the weather here is not conducive to plotting. We had a 30 degree drop in temp over a few hours last night; ice and snow to deal with!

    • Flighty says:

      Liz a plot neighbour, Mary, gave him to me soon after I took the plot on. Goodness that’s a dramatic change in the temperature. Take care, and keep warm. xx

  6. menhir1 says:

    The primroses are lovely; they are responding very well to the method of planting and care. Mine and other plants are under a fallen tree, which came down in recent storms. Primroses are hardy, providing their habitat suits them, and their habitat with you, obviously does. xxx

  7. Doris Potter says:

    Thanks Flighty. We are having a blizzard here today in Montreal so your winter colour is most appreciated!

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Nice to see a bit of color as you anticipate spring…. and maybe carrots!

  9. karen says:

    I love your little fox. I haven’t got anything like that here. I might treat myself in the garden centre sales. Your primulas are lovely and colourful. My wild ones are in full flower as if it were April! I’m growing my carrots in window boxes on legs. I just sow thinly and leave them to it. I don’t thin them out. So far it seems to have defeated the dreaded carrot fly. Have a good week Mike. Karen xx

  10. Gardeners are always generous. How nice to be given some seed. Only problem now is that you have to grow them!

  11. Christina says:

    I’ve never had much success with carrots either. My soil is too stony I think, now there is more compost in the beds I might try again. Good luck with yours.

  12. Jo says:

    Good luck with the carrots, they’re not always the easiest things to grow. We’ve woken up to a hard frost here today, definitely not plotting weather, it’s far too cold.

  13. I was given a box of these as a Christmas present the colours are amazing ❤️

  14. snowbird says:

    Lovely seeing Foxy, any sign of the real one? The primroses are eye candy….good luck with the carrots this

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