Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

Tree following, December 2017

Over in Lexington, Kentucky Liz’s Tulip poplar is now just a bare, and rather uninteresting, tree skeleton.  It will stay like that until the spring when new buds will appear and the growing cycle begins again. Here my Dogwood has … Continue reading

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A snowy Sunday

It’s been snowing, and settling, here since before 8 o’clock this morning, and shows no sign of stopping nearly six hours later. I had a quick look round the plot before going on to the horticultural society trading shed where … Continue reading

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I’ve been plotting…

the past three mornings as it’s been dry and not too cold.  I dug out, and sieved, more barrow loads of compost from one of the communal wood chip bays.  These I added to the pile by the blackberry bush … Continue reading

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Winter wind down

I only made a couple of quick visits to the plot during the week as although it was mostly dry there was a bitterly cold wind. All the flowers have now finished apart from a few rather sorry looking poached … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, November 2017

I’m sure that most people read more books at this time of year and through the winter.  I also find myself making sure that I’ve plenty of library books, second-hand paperbacks and ebooks to hand. These are Liz’s and my … Continue reading

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This delightful picture…

is titled Remington the Horticulturist by American painter Charles Wysocki. It’s been a cold and sunny weekend, but there’s some heavy rain due tomorrow followed by a few days of notably much colder weather so I’ll be doing plenty of armchair … Continue reading

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It’s surprising to see…

Last night there was some heavy rain and high winds so this morning I looked round the plot, and the rest of the allotment site, to see if everything was okay.  Although still chilly and windy it was sunny, and … Continue reading

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