Sunday, 27 July 2014
I have mentioned this in previous summers but I will do so again. When I was a great deal younger than I am now, blackberries ripened in the autumn. From September onwards, we would be picking them. Autumn half term at school in October was knows as blackberry week. Now, the blackberries start ripening here in July. I took this photo last week in my allotment. It looks like we are heading for a good crop. I haven't started picking any yet as we still have loads of gooseberries, redcurrants, raspberries and blackcurrants to harvest but I expect to start getting in the blackberries shortly.