The Allotment Wife

Asiatic lilies and the first raspberry shoots

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Much excitement at the allotment today, as the rhubarb has grown and looks like it might even have a leaf or two, well gosh!


Not only that but as I was weeding round the raspberries, I noticed that one or two of them actually have buds! Heavens above, whatever next, eh? Thank goodness Nature knows what she’s doing, as we’re just winging it …

Raspberry buds 1 Raspberry buds 2

In other soft fruit news, there are buds aplenty in the overwintered bushes, so that’s great too.

Soft fruit

Meanwhile, over in the cut flower beds, the first daffodils actually have their blooms, though they’re not out yet – but you can at least see the shape of them at the top, hurrah. And there are also more tulips showing themselves now, which is great – especially after last week’s squirrel disaster.

Daffodils Narcissi Tulips

And today, we had a delivery of 25 asiatic lilies so we’ve put them in the corner of the bed where the brassicas were last year – it may not look much now, but it’s all going on underneath the soil – honest!

Asiatic lily bed

Apart from that, I did the usual hoe round, helped by K who also dug through one of the new raised beds. Although we didn’t harvest anything today, it does feel as if Spring has truly begun.

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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).

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