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About me

I live in a small flat with a 1.50 metre (5ft) by 3.50 metre (10ft) balcony but still manage to squeeze in 100s of plants. I've been married to a Spanish lady now for over 40 years & we have 3 grown up children. They have given us 5 grandkids up to the present moment.

I've been gardening since I was a boy - now more than 50 years!

Although I grow lots of different flowers on our balcony I have more Amaryllis bulbs then anyone outside a professional grower's greenhouse!

I'm also into growing veg, helping out on my friend, Gerry's, allotment. I now have 6 seasons experience of growing veg so I'm no longer "wet" behind the ears!

You will find updates, during the height of the growing season, posted by me.

June 2017:

I no longer have an allotment & Gerry has given up his as well. I no longer grow vegetables except for tomatoes on the balcony, so there are no more updates on our allotments any longer.

However I've not given up gardening & now mostly do it just on my balcony though occasionally I still do a little work in the church gardens

Latest photos

  • Fuchsia (Pink & mauve) in pot on balcony from outside 15th July 2017 (Fuchsia)
  • Fuchsia standard (Cerise & purple) flowering on balcony 20th July 2017 (Fuchsia)
  • Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby' flowering on balcony (Close up of flowers) 20th July 2017 002 (Fuchsia)
  • Calendula 'Art Shades' 1st flower to open on balcony 24th June 2017 002 (Calendula)

Latest blogs

Tomato 'Moneymaker' plants put into growbags

Posted on 26 Jun, 2017 9 comments

Fuchsias from Dick

Posted on 13 Jun, 2017 10 comments

A little "help" on the balcony

Posted on 6 Jun, 2017 20 comments

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Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs