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Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 09 8:16 pm    Post subject: blackberries Reply with quote
    

Picked my first blackberry today.. and it looks like its going to be a bumper year for blackberries

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 09 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i found a bramble growing through the greenhouse window and picked some off it last week. I think i have another child who will spend several months of the year making herself purple.

Truffle



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

we got our first bowlful last week, unusual for this far north
truffle

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

went for a look down the garden yesterday for some more, found a plum tree my parents didn't know was there. it's sort of in the hedge, but it's no so enclosed that they would have missed it. it's about 10 foot high.

ksia



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blackberries here too. It feels early - but I'm not really sure.

welsh lamb



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ours are still in early flower stage - last year had a bumper crop

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Seems amazingly early to me

AnnaD



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

jema wrote:
Seems amazingly early to me


Very! Our raspberries are barely out yet!

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Still flowering here. Blackberries that is, not raspberries.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
Still flowering here. Blackberries that is, not raspberries.

well, you are up north... compared to me

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Loads of flowers here. It really does promise to be a bumper year.

Truffle



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

to be fair- our wild ones are a way off, but there's a thornless bush against a wall that's fully fruiting

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

our wild blackberries are only flowering now, but the tayberries, sunberries and loganberries are having a great crop, I wonder if that's what you're seeing, something like that gone feral or crossed?

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mine are definitely bramble. most are only green though..just a few ripe ones

borischarlton



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 09 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We had our first here yesterday too. I managed to get to them before the birds!! The brambles are heavy with them this year. Can't wait for bramble jelly

Rob

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