I have been admiring the developing bloom of blackberries that have been spreading around the edges of my garden and yesterday, with the sun finally shining in this summer, I decided to go round and harvest as many as I could reach.
I don't have a photograph, but I had to get my ladders out to reach these fruits as they were all about 8 feet above the ground, and over a swampy area of the garden (which has become a small pond in the recent wet weather).
After about twenty minutes of gathering I had collected quite a satisfactory pile of amazingly fresh fruit
I also went to the bushes by the entrance to the drive, and round near the pond, and ended up with a nearly full pot.
So, these berries have been added to the pile still frozen from last year and I will be making another blackberry crumble in the near future.
Any other ideas for blackberry based foodstuffs please do suggest away.