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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

  • Morning Glory (Ipomoea) flowering on balcony (Centre) 21st August 2017 003 (Ipomoea purpurea (Morning glory))
  • Morning Glory (Ipomoea) flowering on balcony (From outside) 27th August 2017 00 (Ipomoea purpurea (Morning glory))
  • Morning Glory (Impomea) climbing strings on balcony railings 29th August 2017 (Ipomoea purpurea (Morning glory))
  • Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) Yellow flowering on balcony railings From outside 4th September 2017 003 (Antirrhinum majus)

Latest blogs

Morning Glory (Ipomoea)

Posted on 23 Aug, 2017 12 comments

The July Balcony

Posted on 30 Jul, 2017 13 comments

'Spot the Difference'!

Posted on 30 Jul, 2017 16 comments

Latest questions

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Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs