For what seems like years now, I’ve despaired over the productivity in the area just beyond the pond. And this year it looks like it could be not only a food basket but be a feast of flowers.
Aside from the rose bush, which improves in leaps and bounds, a sly poppy remains after I have removed the rest. This is accompanied by other self-seeders: marigolds and fennel. Then to make my heart sing even more, the chives have got their second wind and the globe artichoke has got four true leaves and is looking increasingly robust.
Hopefully, next time I take a photo in this region, there will be a picture of a magnificent globe artichoke. In the meantime, I leave you with two self-seeded ‘weeds’. The first is fat hen, whose seeds are said to be like quinoa, being after all in the same family.
The other is undoubtedly in the carrot family. I have no idea which specific plant it is, though, and will not be trying this without several positive identifications.