Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

It’s been too hot…

to plot the past couple of days but this morning there was a welcome cooling breeze so I spent a couple of hours pottering doing some watering and harvesting.  I was pleased to have the chirpy goldfinch keep me company … Continue reading

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Into August

This week I’ve picked the first tomatoes – an Alicante,  a few small Gardener’s Delight and a Golden Sunrise. There won’t be anywhere near the quantity that I generally grow, but that just means I won’t be giving many, if … Continue reading

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Feathered friends

I was standing by the shed on Thursday morning when I heard a bird chirping close by which I didn’t recognize.  I looked all round but couldn’t see it so I stood still, waited then looked again and spotted this … Continue reading

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Earlier this year…

I did a couple of jobs which have proved to have been worthwhile doing. I dug up the three primroses in the long planter and divided each of them into three.  The white and yellow ones I replanted back into … Continue reading

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A carpet of colour

Cosmos corner is this area from the stone feature to the dogwood rose which I hoped would be a carpet of colour this summer, however as you can see it’s ended up looking decidedly patchy. It’s my fault as I … Continue reading

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It’s been a good week…

for plotting as it’s been calm, dry and not too warm. I picked the first climbing French beans Fasold and started lifting the onions Sturon.     Based on the first early potatoes Lady Christl that I’ve lifted so far I … Continue reading

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Ticking over…

is mostly what I’m doing at present as far as the plot is concerned. Yesterday I dug up enough first early potatoes Lady Christl for a couple of meals, picked the first handful of runner beans and some blackberries. There … Continue reading

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On a dull day…

like today the colourful orange, red and yellow nasturtiums (Tropaeolum minus) are an especially welcome sight. This mound of them is growing at one end of the strawberry patch next to two of the grass paths.  They do well here … Continue reading

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The pot marigolds…

Flighty’s favourites are doing brilliantly this year and there are lots of them in a full range of colours and combinations.  Most of them are on the flower patch with smaller groups under the the dogwood, next to the blackberry … Continue reading

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Tree following, July 2020

Liz – Sadly my White Oak here in Lexington, Kentucky is suffering badly from the fungal disease anthracnose. As recommended I’ve put two bags of shredded bark mulch around the base leaving a small, two inch, gap between this and … Continue reading

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