Apologies now, as I'm sure it's getting a bit repetitive with me waffling on about my strawberries, but this post also mentions them...a bit. They're the superstars of my plot at the moment, so I can't help it, but sorry if you've had enough already.
We went to the plot on Sunday as usual, but in the evening and only to water and pick as it was sweltering - plus we had a dismal England game to watch in the afternoon. We were there for over an hour though and the fruit we brought home was fabulous.
We got 3kg of strawberries, loads of red and black currants, the first of the rozzers and loganberries - plus a few jostaberries (sitting on the red currants). We had the new Strawberry King, which pips the fella from last week.........
He's sitting on my hand too and not the girlies'! Absolutely delicious he was - this big boy didn't make it home!
The majority of my strawberries got made into my first jam of the year. Very, very tasty indeed! There are 9 jars plus a half jar (now only about 1/6th jar) that went in the fridge.
I also made Currant Jelly (too lazy to do separate currants, I'm sure they would taste nicer, but not by much!). We've had some already with some pork, it was delicious and tasted fantastic.
The currant bushes
And here are the cherries - the entire crop (I'm suspecting foul play from some critter as there were more than this!). Hubby, the Girlie and I had one each and they were well worth waiting for. Please excuse the red fingers, I'd been chopping strawberries.
And finally my lovely roses.