How much of the colour purple do you see on an average allotment?  Until a few weeks ago, the answer would be my hands; blue and purple with cold plus contrasting red nose!

Then the broccoli decided to do it’s thing and throw out purple shoots.  It does seem that this year has been a shorter than usual season; I’ve been picking since mid February and it is starting to come to an end.

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Perhaps I need to be more observant, but I’ve only just begun to appreciate the intricacy of each purple bud.

What I do appreciate and look forward to their too short season each year are the tulips.  I grow them for the vase, so I had no guilt in picking them!  I’m very pleased with these purple ones (variety forgotten) they have an amazing depth of colour.

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