The warmest September on record this year in the UK and there are lots of lovely flowers (vegetable flowers!) out in the sunshine. Jerusalem Artichokes
are related to sunflowers and these lovely flowers put a smile on your face.
Artichokes so called... from the Italian for sunflower.. Gira Soleil
... turn towards the sun.
My lovely climbing courgette Black Forest
is having a great time too, pickings every day at the moment and the honey bees appreciate a late source of pollen and nectar to get them through the Winter.
I've not grown Oca
before, but these lovely little yellow flowers are adored by the bees.
I'm growing these for as long as possible and apparently they are dug as late as possible until the frost knocks back the foliage.
Bees also love my Garlic Chives
, flowers now turning to seed pods.
and these lovely Sungold tomatoes
in the greenhouse are reaching for the sky. If I keep them frost free and a little water they might go on for a while yet.