Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

A good plotting week

Apart from Wednesday, which was damp and dull following overnight rain, it’s been a good plotting week.  I roughly dug over much of the vegetable patches which will now be left until late winter or early spring, cut most of … Continue reading

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Tree following, September 2018

Liz –  As we head into fall (autumn) here in Lexington, Kentucky the leaves on the black walnut are beginning to change colour from green to yellow.      I think that this may well be an Eastern tent caterpillar nest … Continue reading

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During last week…

I transplanted the perennial cornflowers (Centaurea montana), from the top right to bottom left in the picture, to make room for the yellow crocuses Romance that I’ll be planting later in the month.   The grape vine is doing really … Continue reading

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Now that it’s cooler,…

but still dry, I’m glad to be plotting again.  Yesterday I picked and ate the last sweet corn Lark cob, which have done really well this year. The climbing beans have really taken off in the past couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Yesterday it was…

the Newton Park Horticultural Society‘s Annual show held at the local community church hall.  I was there all day helping and stewarding, and generally enjoying the event.  I also entered six classes which won four firsts, all vegetables, and two … Continue reading

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I’ve hardly mentioned…

the pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites this year, and only shown a few pictures, as they didn’t fare well though the dry, hot summer. Thankfully the recent cooler, damp weather seems to have revived them and are now flowering again.    … Continue reading

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I grow plants…

I meant to take some photos yesterday for today’s post but got side-tracked chatting with a plot neighbour and I forgot. It’s raining today, which is typical for an August Bank Holiday Sunday, so I didn’t even have a quick … Continue reading

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