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About Flighty

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

As forecast last week…

was rather wet, especially on two days,  which meant that I only got to do some plotting a couple of mornings.  I planted out the rest of the tomatoes and cucumbers Marketmore, and sowed more dwarf French beans, which means … Continue reading

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Tree following, June 2019

A brief post for both trees this month. Liz…The witch hazel in my garden here in Lexington, Kentucky is alongside the path to the front door and arches over it to provide a shady canopy, which is most welcome in … Continue reading

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I didn’t do much plotting…

last week, and none the past couple of days which were wet and windy.  On Monday I planted some climbing beans that I’d been given last Sunday.  I decided that I wouldn’t bother sowing any more seeds and make do … Continue reading

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Why Flighty?

Many thanks to everyone for your comments on last Sunday’s post, they’re all much appreciated.  Andrea, who I don’t think has commented here before, said…I really enjoy reading your gentle blog, a bit of sanity in this mad world.  Thank … Continue reading

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Twelve years ago…

last Sunday I started this blog in advance of  taking on the plot, which I did a few weeks later.  Since then I’ve plotted and blogged about it almost continuously, and I still enjoy doing both as much as I … Continue reading

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Yesterday afternoon…

there was some welcome rain for a couple hours, but it wasn’t anywhere near enough.  As an indication of how dry it is the large willow tree just outside the site gates is already shedding leaves. It’s always good to … Continue reading

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It’s almost the end May…

and I’m well pleased with the plot so far.   I generally try to grow the annual flowers in separate areas but there are  both California poppies and Love-in-a-Mist growing among the Poached Egg Plants.         This … Continue reading

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