The Allotment Wife

Potato City

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K and I spent most of the morning at the allotment, and what fun we had, hurrah! K planted the last of the eight raised beds with Charlotte potatoes, while I weeded and watered the rest of it.

It’s pleasing to note that the leeks and beans, along with the chrysanthemums are definitely looking taller, which is great news. K has also removed the polytunnel across part of one of the beds and put fleece across the whole of it instead. One side is nailed on but the other side is weighed down with stones so it makes watering less of a challenge …

We also took the opportunity of clearing out some of the weeds from the fruit section of the site, and that looks a lot neater now. There’s even a way through the line of gooseberry bushes which there wasn’t before – and this makes it a lot easier to get to the compost heap. Which is much fuller after today for sure. One thing I’ve learnt though – what with the thistles, I really ought to bring the heavy-duty gloves next time (ouch!). Mind you, I’ve now learnt how to dig down to the thistle root and grab than instead – no thorns there …

Oh and we remembered the slug pellets and scattered them around, and I killed three more slugs. I am indeed the Queen of Slug Doom.

However, K thinks we won’t really have anything ready for the upcoming Elstead Allotment Show in September which is a disappointment, but understandable. The plan is to support it this year, and have a go next year – with something, but goodness knows what!

Anne Brooke
Gay Reads UK
The Gathandrian Fantasy Trilogy

Author: annebrooke

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).

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