The Allotment Wife

Scented lilies and pumpkins


The scented lilies are late, but they’re finally here, hurrah! The scent is totally amazing, and I LOVE the colour too.

Scented lilies

The sweet peas are also doing well – the ones near the shed are coming along, and the white ones we planted just because we had too many of them at home are really going strong, plus their stems are just so long.

Sweet peas 1.JPG

Sweet peas 2

The echinacea also look great:


The early gladioli are blooming well …


… and just look at those sunflowers:


In vegetable news, we have our first ever pumpkins – two of them, well gosh! The shoots are amazingly long so in each case, the root is the other side of the raised bed, lengthwise, double gosh.

Pumpkin 1

Pumpkin 2

The marrow is looking good:


And there are flowers on the climbing French beans:

Climbing French beans

Here is this week’s harvest of the rest of the mangetouts, a (very bolted!) lettuce, and a wide variety of flowers:


Here are the vases at home:

Vases 1

Vases 2

Have a lovely Sunday, 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).

6 thoughts on “Scented lilies and pumpkins

  1. Beautiful flowers at the height of summer!

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  2. Nice to see all the lovely flowers. Have a good summer too

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  3. Wow, everything looks great! I love the lilies and the pumpkins. The second pumpkin looks like a giant gooseberry!

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