Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

It’s always nice to be looking…

round the plot and see a flower which has different or unusual colour variations.  Here are three that I’ve noticed during the past couple of weeks. I like the blue and white flowering love-in-a-mist ( nigella damascena) which freely self-seed … Continue reading

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Thrive Open Gardens

Earlier this year Sandy at Thrive emailed me asking if I would be happy to answer some questions regarding various aspects of the charity from a supporter’s point of view. I was but rather than reply by email she phoned … Continue reading

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Plotting and blogging

I’ve not done much plotting lately as I’ve been mostly harvesting and pottering. Nor have I done as much dead-heading as I intended, despite which all the annuals are still nicely blooming away. This sunny sunflower Music Box is barely … Continue reading

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Crocuses, tulips and cosmos

It was mostly damp and dull the past couple of days so I spent the afternoons browsing several of the new bulb catalogues. I’ve always grown crocuses on the plot, generally in the long planter and partly around the rose … Continue reading

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Tree following, August 2017

Liz’s Tulip poplar –  Liz isn’t doing a post this month so we”ll have to wait until next month to see how much taller her tree has grown over in Lexington, Kentucky. Flighty’s Dogwood – At long last I’ve decided … Continue reading

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The start of August

I’m enjoying the sunflowers and here are two knee-high Music Box which have light-coloured centres, rather than the more common dark ones.      I’ve started picking, and eating, the first sweet corn cobs. I’ve let the tomatoes get a bit … Continue reading

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I’m happy to say that…

…although I’ve not seen Foxy I’ve been told that she stopped limping a few days after I last saw her and now seems to be okay thankfully.   …the young robin continues to appear soon after I arrive at the … Continue reading

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