It has been so miserable lately with plenty of this:
|Battered Tomato House
and made up my Elderflower Champagne mix.
It will be a week before I bottle it up and another two weeks before it is ready, but I'm pretty euphoric today already because I got around to doing this this year!
Now just to prove that you can grow strawberries in Scotland :
These are the first of my first earlies "Honeoye". It's so nice to get strawberries before Wimbledon starts. I have to admit there were some earlier - but the slugs got to them before I did. I can see I will have to pick them half ripe and ripen them at home if I am to get any before the slugs and snails. I do hope the sun makes an appearance before my other three slightly later varieties all get gobbled up! That would be a repeat of last year. But I'm shrugging off such feelings of desperation today. I'm about as optimistic about getting a strawberry crop this year as I am that the England football team will still be in the European Championships tomorrow!