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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

  • Poppies for Remembrance Sunday 2021
  • Balcony seen from inside flat 27th October 2022 (Viola x wittrockiana)
  • Plants moved from balcony railing to interior 20th October 2022 002
  • Plants moved from balcony railing to interior 20th October 2022

Latest blogs

November Daffodil surprise!

Posted on 26 Nov, 2022 18 comments

Swarms of ladybirds with deadly STDs invading the UK

Posted on 13 Oct, 2022 14 comments

Sweet Williams

Posted on 5 Oct, 2022 6 comments

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Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs