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In the garden [Jul. 26th, 2017|08:20 pm]
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Yesterday afternoon, on my fortnightly binge of "gardening" - which means, hacking back brambles and uprooting rampant buttercups and other weeds, ready for the garden waste collection the following morning, I found and ate a ripe blackberry. Just the one, in a sheltered, sunny position (under the kitchen window), but even so, this is very early, isn't it? I think of blackberries as an autumn fruit, and July 25th as the beginning of the summer holiday season (because it was Grandma's birthday, and often coincided with the start of the school holidays).

It's going to be a good year for blackberries: the brambles in the garden are heavy with fruit, and although I am cutting back yards and yards of new growth, that's not where the fruit is.

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[User Picture]From: desperance
2017-07-27 05:32 am (UTC)
...but why are you cutting back new growth? That's where next year's fruit will be! (And our boysenberries have been over for six weeks now. California is weird.)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-07-27 04:19 pm (UTC)
...but why are you cutting back new growth?

Because I need to be able to get doen the path to the dustbin? It's them or me, I tell you...

California is weird.

Not arguing. Mmm, boysenberries. Strange fruit.

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