Category Archives: Flighty’s plot

Tree following, May 2021

Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky the Seven-sons tree in my back garden looks to have recovered from the hard pruning it had earlier in the year,  which I mentioned last month.  Lots of new leaves have appeared which I hope … Continue reading

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The windowsill, May 2021

  The cosmos (Sonata White and Xanthos), sunflowers (Musicbox), cucumber (Crystal Lemon) and tomatoes (Gardener’s Delight, Golden Sunrise and Outdoor Girl) are all growing well, but it’ll be at least another couple of weeks before I take them all to … Continue reading

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At the moment…

the only flowers on the plot are the perennial cornflowers, along with the primroses in the long planter and the periwinkle (vinca) on the log pile.   I’ve not yet started to sow any annual flowers direct but when I … Continue reading

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On my way home…

this morning I met this pair of mallard ducks just outside the allotment site gates. They seemed totally unconcerned at how close I was when I stopped and took a few photos of them.  As with many birds the male … Continue reading

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When I got up…

yesterday morning the Met. Office local weather forecast was for several hours of heavy rain which never materialised. However it did rain for a couple of hours later in the day, which was most welcome but did little more than … Continue reading

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It’s not often…

that I pack up and come home early from the plot but I did this morning as it was too chilly and windy to work in comfort.  Whilst I was there yesterday I was delighted to see a pair of … Continue reading

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This week I’ve mostly…

been hoeing, weeding and doing some watering.  It’s still been chilly in the wind but has been sunny, cold early morning with at least one frost and has remained dry with no sign of any rain. The poached egg plants … Continue reading

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A favourite sunflower…

variety is Musicbox,  which I’ve now grown for a number of years.  It’s a knee-high one, growing to around 30in/70 cm, which is ideal as they are rarely affected by the wind on my exposed plot. The plants are multi-headed … Continue reading

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It’s mid April…

and I’m well pleased with how I’m doing, and the plot is looking, at the moment. Tuesday and yesterday I planted out the second early potatoes Charlotte, and this morning I planted the main crop variety Desiree.  That’s another job … Continue reading

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It’s been too cold

Plotting was put on hold for most of last week as apart from Sunday and Friday it’s been too cold with a bitter wind, and one morning there was ice on the dustbin lid pond. There’s been surprisingly little rain … Continue reading

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