At long last... aubergines! So far we have three. Small ones. They always take ages to come and I can't plant them any earlier as it's too cold, so every year I just have to bide my time and be patient.
this is the largest and this...
is the smallest! Not a whole lot of difference.
Next piece of purpleness - sort of!
These are the best red onions I have ever grown, which is actually not saying much as I have little or no success with onions. So little, in fact, that I had no intention of trying to grow any at all. These were bought as spring onion seedlings because I had forgotten to plant any. Time passed and they grew red and oniony and absolutely nothing like a spring onion at all, and for that I am actually rather glad. They've done so well I think I'll try again next year.
I LOVE passion fruit. And it freezes beautifully so you can have it all year round. I had an old self seeded passion fruit vine that did really well then just died. I planted a new one last year but it did nothing in the drought, however this year it sprung into life and gave me a fairly small crop, but I have high hopes for next year.
( To freeze I just halve the fruit and scoop out the seeds then put them in a wee freezer bag. I've heard some people say they just freeze them whole, but I've never tried this.)
and finally, not purple at all but yellow.
These are jerusalem artichoke flowers, so pretty, I usually pick a bunch for the house.
Personally I think the flowers are nicer than the artichokes except for Jerusalem artichoke soup which Lloyd makes and is simply delicious.