And they said I should have cooked it!

The artichoke is finally bursting into flower and what a spectacular show in the sun-kissed garden at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria.

There were only five artichokes, I felt it would be fun to see them flower, so they were left to grow and today the first opened to reveal its glorious colours and wonderous intricate design.

Well worth the wait and not having been eaten.

This evening we are picking our first zucchini from my vegetable patch along the swimming pool path. A sun kissed supper.