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Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 07 3:24 pm    Post subject: First blackberries and plums  Reply with quote    

Just picked my first blackberries and plums from the hedgerows for this season - delicious

pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4984
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wow...nothing ready here, blackberries only just in flower, whereabouts are you?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I saw a few blackberries yesterday - nearly nearly ready

mimborin



Joined: 24 Oct 2006
Posts: 895
Location: near Southampton/ Winchester (Romsey)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frewen wrote:
I saw a few blackberries yesterday - nearly nearly ready


Same here! Although the blackberries round here were supprisingly small for the amount of rain we have had. I suppose it is very early into the season.

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35928
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had our first blackberry yesterday - the rest are catching up but aren't quite ready yet.

Sherbs



Joined: 27 Apr 2007
Posts: 1931
Location: Swansea
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blackberries here are still in the flower stage.

sarahloo



Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 125
Location: Reading, Berkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 07 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I picked these the other day...

(first time posting a photo on here - hope it works!)

bernie-woman



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7824
Location: shropshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 07 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I need to find some round here - just seen them at 2.99 per punnet in the supermarket

Stewy



Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 1453
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 07 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie-woman wrote:
I need to find some round here - just seen them at 2.99 per punnet in the supermarket


Probably from Mexico too!

NannyP



Joined: 26 Aug 2005
Posts: 118
Location: Vienne, France
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My Blackberries look at least a month away from ready

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pookie wrote:
wow...nothing ready here, blackberries only just in flower, whereabouts are you?


I'm just outside Dartford ( ) - there are only a few ripe blackberries but the rest do not look too far off ready. As for the plums looks like it could be a good crop for the earlies - just when I haven't got the time to pick and cook them as we are in the throws of starting to move house. I also struggle with what to do with plums as hubbie and son No 1 get the runs when they eat them and son No2 doesn't really like them so that only leaves me and I am trying very hard not to eat puddings and jam ... and there is ony so much plum chutney I can get through. I suppose I need to swap them for somethig we all like.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blackberries a month off, plums hard and green.

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

found a few black ones on my way home tonight. I'll check properly when i get back on sunday evening.

lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 7834
Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

isn't this early for blackberries? ours are early - almost ripe. And has anyone else notices th rowan trees? absolutely laden with fruit - the branches are being pulled down with it...isn't that early too??

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 07 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rowans pretty much ripe, as are plums and the first blackberries. Blackberries slightly early, the others are pretty normal for these parts.

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