It's amazing what a difference the first good rain of the season makes. Here we have the globe artichokes peeking out again. I shall divide them and then mulch them thickly. We should have a glut of artichokes again in spring.
These would have to be one of the easiest things to grow. Hardly any maintenance, apart from harvesting them in spring, cutting them back in summer, mulching in autumn. No water, no fuss. Good tucker! They look stunning too, with their silvery foliage. They do need a bit of space, though.