The Allotment Wife

Bean Planting


A whole 2.5 hours on the allotment today, go us! Everything – including the weeds! – is really starting to go for it, so a lot of hoeing got done.

We also planted a bed full of French beans and runner beans, and tied them up with string to try to keep them (vaguely …) under control.

French beans and runner beans

We have added extra sweet peas at the end of that bed, and just between the lilies and the sunflowers:

Sweet peas

Speaking of lilies, don’t they look marvellous? Those buds are really coming along well.

Lilies 1

The asparagus has been very keen this week so we have enough for at least a couple of meals, which is grand.


We are also pleased with the lettuce …


… and the beetroot – which always look so terribly fragile when you first plant them but soon bulk up:


The potatoes are doing fine:


And just look at the mangetouts!


Turning to flowers in bloom, the verbascum is simply marvellous:


And the carnations are just coming into flower too:


However, the gladioli seem to have a mind of their own and have skipped a couple of rows in my succession planting plan, LOL:


No idea what’s going on there!

Anyway, here is the harvest of asparagus, verbascum, some sweet williams and a few carnations:


And here are the vases at home:

Vases 1

Vases 2

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, everyone!

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).

4 thoughts on “Bean Planting

  1. I think the weather last week was perfect for the plants. Those lilies look amazing!

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  2. Lovely tidy beds. Slowly taming my plot. Inspirational stuff.


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