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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 06:05:30 AM »

Only eating the ones above waist level!! facepalm
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 07:53:06 AM »

Hmmm Plenty of non crushed fruit  - thanks I will try again this year,

I noticed that the damsons were ripening and plentiful on some local hedge row trees - trying to build a heath-robinson fruit collection device to reach them though as they are tall trees with very spindly branches and if that wasn't enough there is an elderberry bush near me which is bent almost double under the weight of ripe elder berries.

It feels like autumn has come early this year to me or am I just a bit out of tune with the fruiting season?

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 09:31:51 AM »


It feels like autumn has come early this year to me or am I just a bit out of tune with the fruiting season?

Moxi

No, its the same here in wet Wales.  Plums and apples ripe and falling, berries ready to pick and eat, a month earlier than usual.
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 10:08:15 AM »

It seems to have been good weather early in the year that caused the difference in timing of fruit trees.   My older plum trees have had ripe fruit over a month ago and the younger ones are not ripe yet.
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 02:07:52 PM »

Kimmie the collie has developed a liking for blackberries this afternoon. She stayed with me for an hour whilst I foraged. I suddenly realised that she was carefully eating blackberries at ground level. What with the sun being out, bees on the mint, masses of butterflies on the buddleias and a dog by my side, I was in heaven.
The mint patch is an oval, say 10m by 5m. Each plant has large fluffy flower heads. There is an extraordinary range of insects foraging, including honeybees.
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Spot 3 honeybees on the mint!




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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 02:31:36 PM »

A few Snaps from my scrumping yesterday!





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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »

Ahhh I don,t know,,
            The seeds in those blackberries could all pile up and block the rear exit,, you know,, You know what I mean,? I,m not envious or anything like that but too much of that is not good for you.
 So you could all develop  "Blackberry Bang" and maybe get arrested as terrorists walking about the place full of blackberries liable to go off any second.
 Come to think of it, There is not a blackberry in sight,this side of the pond, so we are being saved from a fate worse than death but all the same, i don,t like to think of you lot suffering away on your own in silence, so i will PM you my address and you can send over any that you have including the ones that you want for yourself.
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 09:58:05 AM »

Blackberry Bang! It's the name of a beer Biff.
https://untappd.com/b/that-little-brewery-blackberry-bang/1965981
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