I know we’ve had some miserable weather lately, but it’s actually very mild for the time of year. My purple sprouting broccoli isn’t supposed to be flowering until spring next year, but it’s obviously decided to make an early appearance. Which is fine by me, I was starting to get bored of carrots and leeks anyway! What a beautiful colour it is. Unfortunately, the mild weather also means that my cabbages are still covered in caterpillars, who are happily munching away, enjoying the frost free nights. You win some, you loose some.