Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

Sofa reading, April 2017

Liz…When Mike mentioned watching hawks in a recent post it reminded me of the highly acclaimed  H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald that I read last year. It is an award winning memoir written when, after the sudden death … Continue reading

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Talking of foxes

The temperature dipped to around zero for a while early this morning so I was thankful to see that there hadn’t been a frost and all was okay when I looked round. Afterwards I’d started doing some plotting when something … Continue reading

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Vegetables and a new book

Last week I was given some onion seedlings which I planted out on Tuesday. Some are the variety Ailsa Craig which are large globe-shaped with a good flavour, excellent for exhibiting but not a good keeper.  The others are Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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Sowing flower seeds…

around the plot is what I’ve mostly been doing this week.  I’ve sowed cornflowers, cosmos, nasturtiums, sunflowers and viscaria.   This is the flower patch which as you can see already has lots self-seeded Flighty’s favourites pot marigolds growing so I’ve … Continue reading

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Last and first

It’s nice to see that the last few daffodils are still flowering over the Easter weekend.  These traditional ones are a mix of single, double and triple flowers on one stem as can seen in this picture. I’ve been mostly … Continue reading

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Have a good Easter weekend!

Although it was gloriously sunny and warm last weekend I didn’t spend much time on the plot. As usual I spent less than a couple of hours there on Saturday morning and on Sunday morning just had a look round … Continue reading

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Tree following, April 2017

Liz’s Tulip poplar…Following on from my February post I’m happy to say that my tree has not only survived the winter here in Lexington, Kentucky but is now setting buds and beginning to leaf out.      I read that these … Continue reading

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