Category Archives: Blackberries

Blackberries fool angels……

I’ve been meaning not to get a Blackberry and I haven’t. What I have got are bowls and bags of brambles freshly collected from as far afield as 200 metres from my front door. I’m neither a hunter nor much … Continue reading

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Blackberries,cream and sticky home made meringues….

…. are evocative of the clink of bone china, the murmur of quiet conversation¬†and the smell of fresh mown grass on a hot Sunday afternoon, in late summer, in the home counties or in any good period costume drama. The … Continue reading

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The courting and seduction of the disingenuous plum

Summer seduces with warmth and blue skies, or the anticipation of both, whereas Autumn seduces with colour. I’m not alluding ¬†to the glorious annual show of colour produced by the forest, but to the luscious displays of damsons, figs, blackberries … Continue reading

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