I’ve now been doing

I’ve now put the climbing bean canes up and sown the first lot of French beans, and  also sown two short rows of dwarf  ones.

The past couple of years I’ve bought sweet corn plants at the horticultural society plant sale but  this year I’m sowing seeds direct instead.  I’ve sown a block of nine with the variety Incredible, then once they’re showing and growing I’ll sow another block of nine.

Most of the various plants I had at home I’ve now taken to the plot and will plant out during the week.  I’ll also be sowing lots of flower seeds.  This morning I rough cut all round the outer grass paths, and will do the three inner ones through the week.

The rose Pretty Lady is late flowering this year but I think it will start in a day or two.  It surprises me to see how red the petals are in bud but open up pink.

I’ve now been doing this blog for 14 years and this is the 1599th post.  All the pictures of mine that I’ve shown here have been taken with the same camera, a Nikon Coolpix 3200 I bought in 2004.   My thanks to everyone who stops by to read my posts, and look at the pictures, and especially to those of you who also comment.

Take care, and have a good week.

About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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22 Responses to I’ve now been doing

  1. Happy anniversary Mike! I always enjoy your posts, always so full of optimism. x

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  2. Andy Randall says:

    Thank you Mike, I’m sure l speak for us all when l say “The pleasure is all ours”. Your posts bring nothing but joy! Xx

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  3. Liz says:

    Happy 1599 post, Mike. That’s amazing! Your Nikon camera has been a good companion and has brought us through you the picture story of your plot. How long have you had the Pretty Lady rose? Continued good luck and good posting.

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    • Flighty says:

      Liz thanks. It certainly is. It’s done well over the years despite being dropped a few times. I think that it’s one of three roses I bought back in 2007, the first year I had the plot. Thanks, again. xx


  4. Flighty that’s incredible. I love watching your garden throughout the year here and on Twitter 🙂 Here’s to many more years of beautiful photographs and happy gardening x -Beck

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  5. Jo says:

    Congratulations on 14 years. So many blogs seem to fold after quite a short period of time, it’s nice to see that some do go from strength to strength. I always enjoy visiting, seeing your photos and hearing what’s happening on the plot. I’m looking forward to seeing the first Pretty Lady of the year now.

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  6. menhir1 says:

    A blogversary of note Mr F. You’re very welcome to my interest and comments. I still don’t call myself a gardener however, it is interesting to plod along with someone as dedicated as you. There’s always something to find out.

    I’ve lost track of how long we have exchanged communications etc, going right back to BCUK I believe. I guess we could describe lourselves as the reliable perennials! xxx

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  7. Impressive! It’s a very real record of the delights and trials of plotting. May there be many more posts to come! 🙂

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  8. CJ says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing achievement, I’m duly impressed. My rose opened all over in the past couple of warm days, it’s lovely. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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  9. snowbird says:

    Happy Anniversary! Long may you continue to blog. It’s good to hear your beans are in the ground, mine have finally germinated, never have they taken so long! It will be interesting following the progress of the corn, I haven’t grown it for years as it takes up so much space, now you have me missing it. xxx


  10. … and a very nice 1599th post 🙂

    My good wishes for the new month of June.

    All the best Jan


  11. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, that’s so nice to see the buds looking sweet and ready to burst forth! Ooh, sweet corn! Looking forward to seeing that.


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