What a truly magnificent plant the Artichoke is. I had read that they grew to around 75cm in height. I think ours may have tapped into the nearby leech drains as they stand proudly at 1.5 Mtrs. They have been in for just 12 months and each of the plants has about 8 Artichokes on them.
I picked the two largest, drizzled them in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted them for an hour. Yum, yum, yum