The Allotment Wife

Fruit section overhaul


Today at the allotment we mended another raised bed – so there’s just one more with real problems which we hope to tackle later on. We have also made the decision to remove the autumn raspberries as they’ve not given a good crop in the last couple of years, so we’ve done half of that today and will carry on with it next week:

We would have brought the discarded canes home for the garden waste bin but Waverley have stopped collecting garden waste temporarily due to staff shortages in this tricky year. Whilst we were removing them, we were surprised to see how deep some of the canes in the middle had actually rooted as autumn raspberries normally have quite shallow roots so they must have been there for years! Definitely time for something new, but if anyone out there has any ideas, please let us know – thank you!

In flower news, the daffodils are doing well and a couple of them now have actual buds on, yay!

Not much to harvest this week, though I did find a couple of spare sprouts which must have escaped me last week, LOL! So just those and some leeks today:

Have a good Sunday everyone.

Anne Brooke

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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 “Fruit section overhaul

  1. Aww the little sprouts in the trug! The leeks look fantastic! When I first took on my plot I had to dig out years of rampant raspberries, like you I was surprised at how deep some of the roots went down. Glad that’s done, I hope yours are easier to get out!

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  2. That’s an idea – I must admit I already do take over two or three of our raised beds with cut flowers as we go through the season so we tend to have flowers between the end of Feb and the end of October – Don’t think the allotment rules allow a pond though – but I love that thought! I suspect it will go to another type of fruit, but we’ll have a think – thank you! xxx

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    • Our site doesn’t allow wildlife ponds 😦 frogs would be great for slug munching! xx


      • Shame – that would be really brilliant! We have a handful of frogs in our garden during the season as we have a drainage ditch at the bottom of the garden at the back – it’s lovely to see them but I have to be careful as they keep hiding in my watering cans and I have to encourage them to come out! 🙂 xxx

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