The Allotment Wife

Sweet Pea Extravaganza

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Goodness me, the white sweet peas are doing very well at the allotment – they’re the gift that keeps on giving (see also vases at the end of this post):

White sweet peas

They’re not the only plant doing well – as what with this week’s sunshine and rain, the weeds are going all out for plot (if not world!) domination – we spent ages beating them down whilst we were hoeing, LOL.

Other flowers doing well are the echinaceas:


… the coreopsis and alstroemerias:

Coreopsis and alstroemeria

… the gladioli (loving that pink one!):


… and the sunflower:


We also have the first small crop of French climbing beans which is very exciting as I LOVE them (see also harvest pics at end):

French climbing beans

And the marrow and pumpkins are growing very well indeed!


Pumpkin 1

Pumpkin 2

Here is the harvest:


… with a close-up of the small French climbing beans (on top of the mangetouts):

Harvest French climbing beans

Here are the vases at home:


… with a special focus on those lovely white sweet peas (which smell amazing)!

Vase white sweet peas 1

Vase white sweet peas 2

Have a lovely week!

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).

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