I’ve been a busy boy…

again this week as I finished hoeing and weeding  the two vegetable patches where I’ll be growing onions, tomatoes, French beans and sweet corn. I then shovelled compost out across both and hand scattered a general fertiliser before raking it all smooth.

Yesterday it was surprisingly misty all morning, then rained after lunch.  I detoured to the park, where I took this picture, on my way to the plot.

It was chilly so all I did was to start pruning the dog rose and rose Pretty Lady, and cut out the dead stems on the blackberry bush.


I got distracted at one point as I saw a large bird cross the roadway further up the site.  I went and looked and found that it was  this female mallard duck partly hidden on one of the plots.

I occasionally see two or three ducks flying round overhead, usually quacking nosily, but have only seen any on the allotments once before.  There are plenty to be seen across the road in the park, which I’ve mentioned previously.


Last week I got another present from my friend Karen, who I mentioned recently.

This time she kindly sent me an A4 laminated picture of butterflies and sunflowers.  She wrote –  I was colouring this one and it had your name on it knowing how much you enjoy sunflowers! I hope it brightens your day.   Isn’t it lovely.

Take care, and have a good weekend!


About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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20 Responses to I’ve been a busy boy…

  1. Jenny says:

    What a lovely, bright picture – really cheering on a cold, misty morning.


  2. Liz says:

    Cheerful sunflowers indeed! The photo with the mallard almost looks like a painting.


  3. menhir1 says:

    Mists and mellow fruitfulness…except, it’s the wrong time of year for the latter. The Mallard was interesting. Looked as if it was taking a peaceful break.

    Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but I will. The sunflower picture would make a super tea towel. It would really brighten up a regular kitchen chore. xxx


  4. CJ says:

    Lovely, thoughtful, gift, she’s made a beautiful job of it. How fantastic to see a duck at the site. I saw some geese go over the other morning, it made my day. And I’ve been hearing woodpeckers every morning on the dog walk this week. You sound very organised and ready for the growing season. Still lots to do here, but the tomatoes are up and away. CJ xx


    • Flighty says:

      CJ I agree, on both counts. It sure was. Lucky you. I’ve been hearing woodpeckers when I’ve been plotting the past few days. I like to think I am. Plenty of time, and well done. xx


  5. nikkipolani says:

    Lots to delight the eyes in this post, Flighty. Nice moody shot of the mist and trees.


  6. Doris Potter says:

    Nice photos and the picture by your friend Karen.


  7. What a lovely friend, that will certainly jolly any gloomy days!


  8. How lovely to see a duck at the site 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan


  9. I love your photo of the trees in the mist and the lovely picture your friend sent to you. It’s so cold at the moment, fingers crossed for some milder weather xx


  10. snowbird says:

    Lovely to hear a duck has moved in. I love that misty, moody photo and your beautiful sunflower gift.xxx


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