The Allotment Wife

Daffodils and dianthus


A bit chilly on the allotment today, but the soil was warm enough – so I did a spot of hoeing here and there. Nothing serious though.

The daffodil shoots are really going for it now! Here there are in the early daffodil section:


And here are one or two coming up in one of the other beds too:


I also took a picture of the dianthus today as – though it’s not doing anything – I really LOVE the green cushion shape it makes. It’s just so comforting! I actually want to cuddle it, but I do appreciate that would look odd … Even for me.


So, not much of a harvest today – K dug up half the lettuce, and there are sprouts for tomorrow’s lunch – with more of these to come for Christmas, hurrah!


Have a fabulous weekend, all.

Anne Brooke

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).

3 thoughts on “Daffodils and dianthus

  1. Hey, this looks great!

    I loooove the dianthus. It really looks like a cushion and yes, it’s cute!

    “K dug up half the lettuce” – a real man! Speaking of real men… my husband killed an eight-legged ‘dragon’ (please don’t make me say the s-word) a few days ago. It was on the balcony. Sure, the dragon was outside, but I like fresh air and I like to have the windows and the balcony door open for an at least hour or two during the day. I think it would only have been a question of time until the dragon would have gotten in. And it was a big one! So glad my husband dealt with the dragon challenge!

    By the way, I hope we’ll have two really cold weeks some time this winter. I hate the cold but I’ve noticed the ‘dragons’ are always bigger after a mild winter. And unfortunately I cannot unsee all the huge dragoney things I’ve been this summer!

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