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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

  • Variegated Geranium 'Black Prince' on balcony railings 15th August 2018 (Pelargonium zonal (Geranium))
  • Variegated Geranium 'Black Prince' flowering in trough on balcony railings From outside 30th July 2018 (Pelargonium zonal (Geranium))
  • Variegated Geraniums 'Black Knight' & Morning Glory on balcony floor from outside 16th July 2018 (Pelargonium zonal (Geranium))
  • Variegated Geranium 'Black Knight'  (Pelargonium zonal (Geranium))

Latest blogs

When the Red, Red Robin ...

Posted on 27 Aug, 2018 8 comments

What a show ...

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018 16 comments

Flower Mod

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018 17 comments

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Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs