There I was moaning about the state of the garden....... I had spent the afternoon digging out that awful rooty, strong grass which had taken over the flower beds.......again. (It's true, I give most of my attention to the flowers, just can't resist them......)
Anyway, Paddy was planting a few trees nearby and he said to me "Go down and look under the green netting there's a surprise there." Well! The beauty of the Purple Sprouting Broccoli which was in full flower under the netting took my breath away. It had been doing nothing all winter, and I suppose I am very ignorant, but I didn't have a clue when to expect the crop.
This patch is as lovely as a field of lavender in Provence, and even better we are having it for tea with the left over mushroom risotto from last night.