Before the birds strip them!
And this little weed
Ive noticed an abundance of Berries on my walks, even Acorns are in great quantities.
Ive heard this is a sign of a bad winter .
I like to see berries do you see more this year than last @Furryanimal on your Holly Tree ?
The Rowman trees around my way are heavy with berries. Doesn’t that mean we are in for a harsh winter or something?
I’m not sure about berries, acorns certainly, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for the haws and sloes.
I love Holly!!
I think I might have a sloe bush…
Haws? Rosehips? There’s a huge glut of them by me but I don’t know what to do with them.
Be wary of your sloe bush.
I believe that the spines of the Blackthorn can make some people very ill merely by being scratched.
I’ve never had a problem myself but I remember being warned about them when visiting friends and family in the country .
They aren’t sloe berries I just googled them. I’ll have to check tomorrow…tiny black berries in hanging bunches is what I have.
If so lucky you!
Do be sure
Ooooh!! Could be yes…I’ll double check tomorrow
We ahve noticed lots of trees with barries on too.
I was told many years ago that if they go missing then we are in for a bad winter,as the wildlife are storing them.
If they are still on the trees then it means we will have a mild winter.
And tbh,that has seemed the case for the last few years,well in my area it has,( Staffordshire }.
Those are elderberries
Right so, whats the plan…what can I do with them?
Pontack sauce has always appealed although I’ve never had a crack at making it.
I’m quite intrigued, I’ll have to have a bit of a Google when I get back from work tonight
Are you on here while at work!
I like the sound of that sauce…I have looked up syrup, and wine so far. I don’t think I’ll have enough for either, but I can find more outwith my garden.
Oooh…how very dare you!
No, I’ve just finished my lunchtime job and have whizzed home for a coffee before moving on to my next job.
Yes, I’m tempted to have a cycle around locally and see what I can find . That’s one reason why I’m quite drawn to the sauce recipe, it doesn’t require an excessive amount of berries.