Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

Although it’s been…

much better weather during this week I wasn’t able to do any plotting until this morning.  Thankfully all the daffodils have perked up again, and these are some of the tall ones. Looking round it’s encouraging to see signs of … Continue reading

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It’s been a cold and snowy…

weekend with temperatures no higher than 0 C and feeling much colder in the bitter easterly wind.  Thankfully tomorrow onwards is looking better and warmer. I’ve decided to dig out and sieve my compost heap as needed rather than in … Continue reading

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It’s mostly fun

On Sunday I picked up a copy of this year’s horticultural society show schedule at the trading shed.  As you may remember at last year’s show I not only stewarded but also entered nine items and won eight prizes, much … Continue reading

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I was pleased…

to be able to do plenty of plotting on four mornings during last week.  I dug up one clump of crocosmia, thoroughly forked the ground over then added plenty of compost.  This is now the new strawberry bed where I’ve … Continue reading

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Tree following, March 2018

Liz  – Here’s the black walnut as seen on a recent dog walk here in Lexington, Kentucky. You can see the distinctive mistletoe, especially over on the left-hand side.  Other nearby trees include an American sweetgum tree ( Liquidambar styraciflua) … Continue reading

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I can’t remember…

the last time that I spent more than a couple of days indoors as I did last week. I wouldn’t have minded the snow, which didn’t amount to much and didn’t last long, but with the temperature staying below 0 … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, February 2018

It was certainly the weather to do plenty of sofa reading during February, and especially this week. One of the books that both Liz and myself have read recently is A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre. Liz – … Continue reading

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