The Allotment Wife

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In Search of Gold

We bravely battled the elements (SO cold, brrrr!!) and visited the allotment to see if we could find gold – ie daffodils. And daffodils we found, hurrah! So definitely worth it. Mind you, it was our shortest ever visit to the allotment as it was so freezing – we literally picked the daffodils and came home. Not, however, without taking a quick snap of the tulips which are slowly getting there.

Stay warm!


Anne Brooke


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Daffodil Disappointment

Well, the allotment daffodils aren’t performing in the way I’d hoped they would – though to be fair, it’s been a cold windy week and so maybe next week they’ll be out in bloom – we live in hope … On the other hand, the tulips are coming along well, so that’s reassuring.

In the meantime, the rhubarb and lupins are coming along too, and we’ve had the last of the leeks for lunch – and very tasty they were.

Just starting planning for the coming year as well – lots to look forward to!


A single daffodil

The allotment is still resting – the tulips aren’t growing much, the rhubarb is lurking, and our only harvest was a single daffodil, LOL. Small but perfectly formed. I’m hoping that once we get to March and when the threatened cold snap (snow, oh the horror!) is over, then we can really get going.

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Nature on a go-slow!

Thought there’d be more happening at the allotment this weekend, but everything is much as it was last week, LOL. To be fair, the week has been very chilly so even the tulips look like they’re trying to shrink back into the earth! Still, there is a sprig of autumn raspberry leaf, the rhubarb is doing well, there are currant buds and a few daffodils to pick. So a small but perfectly formed harvest …


Anne Brooke