Bumper year for Blackberries !

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Bumper year for Blackberries !

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Gosh I've never seen so many around the Lane and Ashford in general - maybe a little earlier than usual as well.

Is this the same in your areas ?

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The blackbirds enjoyed my blackcurrants after I'd picked my fill

No time to pick brambles, the Czar plums are ripe (and haven't rotted while I was in Scotland for a week), the Victorias also need attention - some are going bad, so I need them off before they spoil the rest, and the insects think that some are ripe - just having a sit-down before going to stew the religious ones I've just picked.
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Certainly is )t' and my girls absolutey )like( they follow me around the run when I am outside it pleading for some to be pushed through the wire.
We also have tons of sloes
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Not had chance to look for blackberries tbh. We did let the brambles grow on the hedge round one side of our garden though +pinn+ just to see how many we would get you understand.
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Glad to read that. Best not to tidy them up too much before Autumn / Winter, the birds will find bits and bobs on them through the cold months.

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We usually have a great harvest from the wild ones in the hedgerow at the bottom of our allotment but the farmer went a bit too happy with his tractor pruning thingy (!!) so won't get many this year!! On the plus side, Hubby harvested a big tub full from the hedge at work yesterday! So we will be ok to make Blackberry & Apple jelly in a few weeks!
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I bought some apples and blackberries the other day to make pies with.
At our last house we had 3 Bramley trees and my freezer was always full of apples and made up pies, but have just eaten the last pie.
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Just been and had a quick scout to check the blackberries by us. Just over a kilo in 10 minutes or so picking.
Just checked Mysupermarket and T*sco B'berries are about a quid for 100g! So an £11 saving :P I just couldn't bring myself to buy any, knowing they grow everywhere for free.

Need to check further up the lane for apples. Another day though.

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