The Allotment Wife

Unexpected Daffodils in the Loading Area

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My first visit to the allotment today since having my shoulder sling removed and the dressings off. As a result I’m able to use both arms a bit more, though I did take it easy – only hoeing with my good arm where possible. It will take a while to be properly workable again.

Anyway, the big surprise is that the daffodils are definitely showing through now, even though it’s still December – all this unusually warm weather is doing strange things to the seasons.

Daffodils

The leeks and daffodils in the other raised bed are also doing very well:

Leeks and daffodils

Not only that, but the chrysanthemums – which I assumed were annuals – appear to have a new lease of life, so goodness only knows what’s happening there …

Chrysanthemums

Anyway, I’ve weeded the beds and soft fruit area – one-handedly! – and tidied up the edge and paths of our plot. K pruned half the autumn raspberries, as my stepfather never ever prunes his autumn raspberries in spite of what all the gardening books tell you and he gets a HUGE crop each year – so we’re giving it a go in a half-and-half fashion.

Autumn raspberries

The blackcurrant bushes are looking good too and are already starting to produce buds:

Currants

Meanwhile the spinach is doing well, so we harvested that and some beetroot to keep us going through the week.

SpinachHarvest

Have a great week!

Anne Brooke Books

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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: www.annebrooke.com, www.gayreads.co.uk, www.biblicalfiction.co.uk and www.gathandria.com (for fantasy fiction).

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