Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

Too hot for plotting

The thunderstorm warning for Friday came to nothing and there was no rain, and there’s none forecast for at least another week.  Not only that but the temperature looks like exceeding 30 C/85 F most days this coming week. It’s … Continue reading

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Not surprisingly the plot…

is generally looking rather frazzled at present.  Despite that I’m well pleased with the cosmos Sonata White I’ve grown for the first time rather than the taller Purity.  There are plenty of these lovely white flowers on bushy plants that are … Continue reading

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Buzzing and fluttering

It’s been good to see lots of bees and butterflies on the plot flowers over the past couple of weeks.  I think that it’s been the best year yet for butterflies both in terms of numbers seen and different types.  … Continue reading

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Tree following, July 2018

Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago which show the black walnut in summer.  There had been several days of high winds and thunder storms hence the debris on the ground which … Continue reading

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A hot weekend

The temperature has reached 30 C/ 85 F this weekend which is way too high for me and needless to say I’ve not been plotting apart from a quick look round this morning. I’m not really in the the mood … Continue reading

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Into July…

and the dry, very warm weather continues, although there was some welcome steady rain for an hour or so yesterday evening. Here are some cooler looking creamy-white California poppies (eschscholzia californica) and a pale yellow nasturtium (tropaeolum majus).     … Continue reading

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At the end of June

The lavender is flowering particularly well this year and is buzzing with bees.  It also attracts various butterflies like this Comma that was on it yesterday morning. A handful of the knee-high sunflowers Musicbox have flowered including this dinky one which … Continue reading

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