The Allotment Wife

Sunflower Season


I love sunflowers, but they’re not doing so well in the garden at the moment. So I popped into Tesco on the way back from work and bought a couple on offer to plant in the allotment. I’ve put them in the asparagus bed which was there before the allotment became ours.

Sunflowers and asparagus Sunflowers

We’re told the asparagus is one of those plants which takes a couple of years to get going, so we’re going to leave it in and work out what to do with it next year. I do love asparagus though the season is so short, so I’m hoping it will be all right.

In other news, the Elstead Allotment Show is scheduled for Friday 5 September from 5pm onwards, though the public (ah, those eager crowds!…) are only allowed in from 6.30pm once the judging is done. Judging – yikes!

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Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

2 thoughts on “Sunflower Season

  1. We have fabulous asparagus from allotment, it is one of the first things to be rewarded with in the Spring!! Leave them be now, let them die back and they will pop up and say hello before you know it!! You will be able to harvest them next year – delicious!
    Allotment looking good!!!

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    • Thank you! Yes, I think it was you and Jacqui who said to leave them in. I was worried they might suffer over winter, but apparently, as you say, not! :)) Looking forward to seeing what they produce next year for sure. Plan to go up at weekend and tidy the edges – but looks like will definitely need suncream!


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