Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.

Three on the plot

I like periwinkle (vinca major) and it grows well, even rampantly, outside at home.  I’ve tried transplanting some to the plot a couple of times  but without much success.  However there’s  a small bit tucked away by the log pile … Continue reading

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I’ve had another good week…

plotting, again doing all I wanted to do including hoeing, weeding and rough-cutting the grass path edges all round. It’s always good to see the poached egg plant (limnanthes douglasii) flowers, and  I sowed some more recently, including the all … Continue reading

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It’s not often that…

I get to do some plotting every weekday morning as I did last week. Not only that but I was also pleased that I did all I wanted to do and more besides, which certainly doesn’t happen very often. I’ve … Continue reading

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Tree following, May 2018

Liz, over in Lexington, Kentucky, isn’t doing an update on the black walnut this month as she has been rather busy recently, including preparing for a plant sale and keeping tabs on her wayward puppy Sophie. On the allotment site … Continue reading

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Seeds, ponds and flowers

During last week online friend Louise very kindly asked if I would like some seeds.  I said yes please to some white Sweet Rocket (hesperis matronalis), which is a traditional Cottage Garden plant.  I received them yesterday along with a … Continue reading

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This week has alternated…

between wet, windy days and sunny, warmer ones.  This morning saw a slight frost but thankfully the grapevine, hydrangea and potato foliage are all okay.        At home I’m down to these last two stored onions, and will … Continue reading

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With fondness and a smile

Regular readers will know that Liz over in Lexington, Kentucky had two dogs, Charlie and Dulcie, who have appeared here occasionally. In her email to me last Friday Liz wrote…Sadly Charley is going downhill. I have been lucky to have … Continue reading

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