Author Archives: Flighty

About Flighty

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

Next year

The weather has been unsettled, and rather wet, at times this week so I’ve not done much plotting. The cosmos are still putting on a wonderful show but apart from the yellow Xanthos are over five feet high which is … Continue reading

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Pleasing perennials

Twinkling Stars is the name that I gave to the aster pringlei Monte Cassino that I had on the plot until mid-last year. Sadly I then found that the roots had rotted in soggy ground and it was dead.  I was … Continue reading

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Tree following, October 2017

Liz’s Tulip poplar in her garden over in Lexington, Kentucky continues to grow taller and is now around twelve feet high. Despite the time of year, and a recent lack of rain, the uniquely shaped glossy green leaves show little sign … Continue reading

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I took a look…

along the allotment site fence line this morning where there’s ivy flowering.  It was buzzing with bees and I was pleased to also see several Red Admiral butterflies. Back in August I sowed some Nigella/Love-in-a-mist seeds which are now showing … Continue reading

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Secret Gardens of East Anglia

I was kindly sent a copy of this book back in mid-August to read and review.  Apart from browsing through it then reading properly I’ve also read various excellent blog reviews as well. Each of the 22 gardens has a … Continue reading

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It’s October!

I had a quick look round the plot this morning before going on to the horticultural society trading shed where I was officially on duty. The rose Pretty Lady is still flowering with a few blooms like this one.  It’s … Continue reading

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It’s National Poetry Day 2017…

and to celebrate it here’s the poem The Gardener’s Hymn by Barbara Robinson. Have a good weekend!

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