Ahh, summer has come at last!
Took it long enough too, it's nearly the end of June. How do you judge when summer starts for you? I know when the strawberries in my back garden ripen fully, and are at their most delicious taste!
Today, my mum and I went to pick some of the ripe ones in our garden, and they were absolutely huge! We picked only five, and ate two (three for my lunch in school tomorrow!). Altogether they weighed 133 grams, and the first one, the biggest and most perfect one was 41 grams alone! It was about half the size of my hand.
Here are some pictures of the giant berry garden we have. These are only the strawberries, but we have tayberries, raspberries, yellow raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, wild strawberries, blackberries and more that I can't name from the top of my head. We also have peaches, plums, pears, apples, crab apples, some nuts, and oak tree and lots of roses. Lots and lots or roses. You have to wade through a pool of sweet smelling roses to get to the other side.
And they have thorns!
Anyway, back to the point, I think we will have a truly plentiful harvest this year, as we have more than twenty strawberries per plant, and we have about 4 plants. They are also ginormous! Here are some pictures!