The Allotment Wife

The magic of muck

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Much excitement at the allotment today as we took a couple of wheelbarrows full of horse manure from the field next door. The owner of the horses there has kindly gathered it together for us so that’s just brilliant.

Horse manure

We spread it over two of the raised beds, but it’s amazing how much we will eventually need as it hardly covers it – but every little makes a difference, as they say.

Bed with manure

Still, the rhubarb is slowly getting bigger and now there’s another tiny sprout on the right to join it, so that’s looking hopeful. We did think about forcing it, but actually we like a longer season of rhubarb so decided against it.

Rhubarb

Meanwhile, to our surprise, a couple of small daffodils are forcing themselves up where we laid out the beginnings of a path next to the shed – I remember the lady who had the plot before telling us she’d planted daffodils there, but they didn’t show up last year. It’s really quite nice to see them!

Daffodils

Finally, we harvested two of the sprout plants and a handful of daffodils – I really do love those deep gold crowns in the middle – when they’re fully out, they’ll be stunning.

Harvest

At home, I added the new daffodils to some I’d already bought last week from the local shop. You can just see the golden centres at the front of the vase.

Vase daffodils

Have a great weekend!

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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