Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Artichokes and a lot of spring flowers

I picked three more artichokes this morning, making 9 in all this year, so the plants are doing much better than they did last year and there are plenty more still growing.

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It’s the most colourful time of the year in the garden and in the garrigue because all the plants flower now before dying down again when the weather gets too hot and dry for them from June onwards.

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And because the irises look so lovely now and won’t last for long I took a lot of photos of them this morning:

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have artichokes in the garden but not yet ready for picking so I am well behind you. Diane

Jan said...

We've got two artichoke plants but there's no sign of any buds yet.

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