Last week, I shared the echinacea growing in my vegetable garden plot.
Today its the turn of sunflowers.
Although they have not been as tall and magnificent compared to years gone, they are still adding cheer and colour to the garden - so much so, our neighbours went to the garden centre and bought some potted sunflowers to put outside their front door.
Ours came out of a packet called Dwarf Fantasy Mixed Sunflowers and were started from seed.
Indeed all are different and even different shades of yellow.
I think this is Sunzilla sunflower - very, very big sunflower - its still growing and taller than me, over five foot and came in a packet of its own.
We do also have some Russian Sunflowers growing too, but more about them next time.
Okay, so this is supposed to be Harvest Monday where I share homegrown fruit and vegetables with Dave from Happy Acres.
So i have some homegrown blueberries to share.
Turned into a Blueberry Loaf Cake adapted from this Cranberry , Carrot and Orange Bread recipe.
One Long Fiorentino Courgette with which i made pasta dish.
A handful of runner beans.
If you look closer, you will see that i also harvest the first yellow Neckargold French bean buts its looking more like a yellow runner bean.
I f you look closely, you will note how closely have put vegetables together to make the most of the space this year. From the right hand corner - Dazzling Blue Kale, then Perpetual Spinach, the Long Fiorentino Courgette and then Runner Bean wigwams and right at the back the Tall Climbing Pea frames (and some crocosmia creeping in between the fencing from the neighbours).