The Allotment Wife

Lilies and cabbages


The lilies are giving a blast of colour to the allotment today, I’m pleased to report.

Plus we also have the first carnations in bloom, and more of the cosmos as well. Apologies for the out-of-focus carnations but I couldn’t get the sun in the right place, LOL.

The sweet williams are continuing their amazing display and we have our first sweet pea flower,  hurrah! I have to say the ones at home are doing a lot better, but then again they have more sun.

Finally, in Flower City, the verbascum are still putting up a good show, though you have to watch out for those cabbage white butterfly caterpillars …


This week, we’ve also put six cabbages in the allotment for the first time just to see how they get on. I hope I’ve left enough space for growth!


We’re also really pleased with how the beetroot is getting along, so are hoping for a good crop from those.


And the peas now have some nice flowers on them, which is positive, hurrah.


There’s lots of healthy foliage on the autumn raspberries (which means I don’t have to weed that patch!), but it’s too early for fruit at the moment.

Autumn raspberries

Here is the harvest, including the flowers, asparagus and rhubarb:


And here are the vases at home:

Have a great weekend.

Anne Brooke Books

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).

2 thoughts on “Lilies and cabbages

  1. Wow, so much progress in 1 week! I love all the flowers in the vases.

    And I know what you mean about not getting the sun in the right place… 😄

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