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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

  • Clivia buds about to open 28th January 2023 001 (Clivia miniata (Clivia))
  • Clivia in kitchen 28th December 2019 001 (Clivia miniata (Clivia))
  • Clivias on breakfast table in kitchen 6th January 2019 (Clivia miniata (Clivia))
  • Clivia miniata in pot on balcony 4th August 2018 (Clivia miniata (Clivia))

Latest blogs

Happy Christmas & New Year 2023

Posted on 23 Dec, 2022 15 comments

Snow day today

Posted on 12 Dec, 2022 11 comments

November Daffodil surprise!

Posted on 26 Nov, 2022 18 comments

Latest questions

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Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs