Category Archives: Flighty’s plot

I was pleased…

to look round the plot earlier in the sunshine as I’d only been there during once last week.  Early yesterday morning it snowed but quickly turned to sleet then rain so I was expecting to it to be worse than … Continue reading

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I’ve grown both…

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) and Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago) in the past but not for some years so I’m going to again this year.   Both are lovely wild wild flowers, which as well as being attractive to pollinators are also good … Continue reading

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It remained cold,…

and mostly dull, all last week so I only briefly visited the plot a couple of times.  This is what it looked like yesterday morning before it brightened up. The strawberries still have plenty of green leaves which is unusual … Continue reading

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Tree following, January 2021

Both Liz and myself are tree following again this year and look forward to doing regular monthly posts, between the 7th and 14th,  on the progress of our trees.  Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for continuing to host it, … Continue reading

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It’s still cold…

and my first visit to the plot this year didn’t get off to the best of starts yesterday morning as I’d forgotten to take the main gate and shed padlock keys with me.  Thankfully it’s only a few minutes walk … Continue reading

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It’s been cold…

this week with hard overnight frosts and daytime temperatures feeling around 0C/32 F.  One morning I got to the allotments to find that the main gate padlock was frozen so I couldn’t get in to have a quick look round.  … Continue reading

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Nine magpies

I hope that everyone had a good Christmas, mine was very quiet and relaxing, which suited me. A couple days beforehand I was on the plot when Fran, my plot neighbour, arrived for a quick chat and to give me … Continue reading

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Heading towards Christmas

The horticultural society’s Christmas party should have been held at the trading shed this morning but was inevitably cancelled. I’ll be mostly spending a quiet Christmas armchair gardening and/or sofa flying. I have a pile of good books to read, … Continue reading

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I’m delighted…

to see that Fleuroselect has designated 2021 as the so I’ll be growing lots of my pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites in celebration. These started out as some which were given to me along with a packet of the popular variety … Continue reading

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Yesterday morning…

I received the 2021 Chiltern Seeds Catalogue and Veg Book, which is earlier than previous years when they usually arrived between Christmas and New Year. Browsing through them yesterday afternoon I wasn’t surprised to find a few items that I’ll … Continue reading

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