The garden has been neglected. Having builders around has meant that not only have I not grown things, but also I have not been doing all the day-to-day maintenance. As a result the fruit cage has turned into a jungle with head-high docks and mint, plus nettles and brambles starting to take over some patches.
However, now I have the garden to myself and a bit of decent weather, I’ve started making in-roads into the chaos. I’m far too ashamed to show a picture of the full horror of it, but there are hidden treasures.
When I eventually hacked my way through to the far corner, I was greeted by shining red jewels:
Despite being overshadowed by a large comfrey plant, this particular red currant bush had the biggest juiciest fruit you can imagine. I think I might make red currant and white chocolate muffins for breakfast tomorrow.
And elsewhere, the raspberries are doing well – not quite as pretty as the red currants, but I like the flavour better.
Some of these will be frozen for later use, but most mornings I have a handful on my granola… best when still warm straight out of the garden.
Are you harvesting at the moment?