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    Blackberry week

    No..not blummin mobile phone's...
    REAL BLACKBERRY'S

    I have been picking them while walking my dogs every morning for a week, but the mammoth rain we had in Bucks a few days ago, and now the warmish heat...has ripened and plumped them up a treat!

    So...if you still enjoy the whole fruit picking thing, the memories of trips out with your parents when you were a kid (like my Dad used to do with me) and the resulting jam or thick sauce making with the bags of resultant fruit....

    NOW is the time

    This morning there were so many I was suffering target rich enviroment syndrome, where yo udon't know which ones to pick, and you pick less and drop more than when there's only a few!

    And don't forget the rules!

    Never pick ALL the ripe fruit of the branch, always leave ONE ripe blackberry on the branch, as it will help the others non ripe ones to ripen faster.

    Don't take a thing polythene bag, cos you'll get it half full and then a blackberry bramble thron will grab at it, trying to recapture the fruit you've stolen from it, and the lot will fall out of the hole in the tesco bag!

    Eat every 10th one....cos you can

    They all taste different, from bush to bush, and that's the beauty of fresh british fruit picking


    Good luck Blackberry Pickers of the UK

    Go get your bowls, and some cream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    No..not blummin mobile phone's...
    REAL BLACKBERRY'S
    Ahh.. the fruit... hmmmm

    I once had a bad incident involving blackberries as a small child where one had a worm or larva of something in it wiggling in the 1/2 eaten part in my hand after I bit into it....

    Never again I tell you - I can't even stand the sight of them now, I'm mentally scarred for life ( I await a witty post by Nick saying I'm mental anyway )

    *shudders*
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    We've got one in the garden

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    GARDEN.....



    bet you thought you might never say that, my friend

    But now you CAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    GARDEN.....



    bet you thought you might never say that, my friend

    But now you CAN




    Well not strictly 'in' as such, top right of the photo, over hanging the broken fence at the bottom - and its loaded
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    Had our first blackberry feast on bank holiday weekend. Loads in the woods and on the common, and we have cultivated ones on the allotment. Also lots of neighbours leave surplus apples at their drive entrances, blackberry and apple cumble, YUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Dak
    blackberry and apple cumble, YUM



    Ooooh I love B&A Crumble

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    tis truly the sweet of Kings....

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    Bloody hell you lot, you'll be talking about the war next, and how kids aren't as well behaved these days

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    we were going to pick our brambles last week, but then my mum stood on them whilst cutting the grass :/

    I saw some stupid people picking berries on the side of a busy dual carriage way the other day, but they were EATING THEM STRAIGHT OFF THE BUSHES! mmm petrol flavoured :S

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    Did blackberry & apple pie last night with real custard!

    Rhubarb crumble tonight...

    Then it's on to the gooseberries...
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    i worked on a fruit farm for a summer.. ate moer strawberries than you'd think is possible.

    rubarb and gooseberry are still *the* daddys for fruit youghurt or crumble though
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    Our apples have just ripened too... might have to go and find some blackberries to make a crumble with... yummy.

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    rhubarb rocks, but it's out of season my mum's bf grows it and she brings some home whenever she's up at his, but it's getting more and more bitter cos the season has finished must have apple crumble for pudding tonight me thinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Fishcake
    Bloody hell you lot, you'll be talking about the war next, and how kids aren't as well behaved these days

    During the war, we didn't have blackberries... they was all rationed.... and kids were much better behaved than they are today i tells ya.. cor... I dunno - wot's the world comin to eh??

    Quote Originally Posted by The Quentos
    "My udder is growing. Quick pass me the parsely sauce." Said Oliver.

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