Asparagus resting

      Sadly the local asparagus season has been over for almost one month and having been left to their own devices this is what the plants look like now, fast growing and still growing rapidly.
      These mature crowns of Purple Passion have thrown stems that are over six feet in height as they grow ever thicker and higher gathering strength for an even bigger crop during that wonderful few weeks next year.
      All they are really good for is being used by the florists in their flower arrangements but this bed will be left in peace until the autumn when and after they die back they will be cut down to ground level for the crowns to fall dormant over the winter months as they await the warmer weather.
      In the background the wheat continues to mature as the seasons march inexorably on.