Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

I’ve been pottering

As forecast it’s been a glorious, sunny and warm, weekend with the temperature reaching well over 20 C/70 F so I’ve been pottering rather than plotting. At the horticultural society trading shed this morning it was nice to see Stanley, … Continue reading

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It’s been much better…

better weather this week and has now got a lot warmer. There was also a few hours of quite heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon which was welcome.  Looking round the plot it’s a case of so far so good with … Continue reading

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Home and plot

Monday and Tuesday were damp and dull days so I stayed at home.  I sowed some more seeds in pots including cosmos, sunflowers and tomatoes. The windowsill is now full, and  as usual germination has been variable with the best … Continue reading

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Tree following, April 2019

Liz…I’m amazed that the witch hazel in my garden here in Kentucky still has some blossom hanging on from last November.  The light buttery yellow has given way to a deeper yellow then brown.     The tree provides further … Continue reading

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Daffodils again

These white daffodils Thalia are triple headed as seen in this back view of the two stems.   I forgot to mention that the yellow daffodils Sweetness are a heritage variety dating from the 1930’s and that it has the … Continue reading

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It’s been a chilly start…

to April, and there’s been plenty of rain the past couple of days as well.  I paid a quick visit to the plot this morning, just to look round, as I’d not been there since Monday. The white daffodils Thalia … Continue reading

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A busy week

Last week when I arrived at the plot the tulips Toronto were closed but within an hour or two they’d fully opened to give a wonderful colourful display. I mostly planted the rest of the potatoes but I was distracted … Continue reading

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