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    They're sloes Watch out for the thorns!
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    YES YES YES YES YES!!!
    best to wait for the first frost? or shall i pick earlier before everyone else gets to them and bung them in the freezer for a week?!?!?!?!

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    I'm no expert on sloes but I'd say now is too early. Were there lots of them on these bushes - or just a handful?
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    I've had about 6lb of blackberries so far.........
    I'd wait a while longer for the sloes , I shall pick and freeze before using ......might not get a frost till late Oct....
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    there are loads of sloe bushes, loads of sloes .... they are spread out like in the pics, no big clumps ....

    i've only had 1/2lb of blackberries so far, but should get several pounds .... will be turned into wine and jam ....

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    2 'n a bit kilos of blackberries, currently wining away in a bin. Despite a valiant effort, however, I couldn't get to the damson tree I can just see through the fence of my allotment- it's got a determined protective bramble fence.

    Oh, and one solitary elderberry.

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    mmmmmmmmmm zilch !

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    Dear Mods, can we sticky this thread, pretty please
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