This year has been a good one for the amount of fruit I have picked at the allotment.
The warm weather ripened the fruit so quickly that there seemed to be no gap between the crops of different berries and blackcurrant, redcurrants and white currants. Even the red gooseberries usually the slower fruit, ripened up early.
This steady stream of ripe fruit to pick has led to work in the kitchen cooking up or preparing to freeze down the fruits. Things have finally slowed down as the Tayberry,summer raspberries and assorted currant bushes reached the end of their abundant supply in rapid succession almost overnight. I can already see signs of autumn raspberries starting to ripen and one or two blackberries on the wild part of the allotment have begun to change colour and darken up.