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    Suppose so, given the season is upon us!
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    Thanks Chris.Now I'll tell you where the elderberries are
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    [QUOTE 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?!?!?!?!QUOTE]

    Down here they rot on the tree by September time. People are out picking at the mo - never any by the first frost
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    Sure its not damsons they're picking .......tis very early for sloes
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    Whoop whoop - coming away from the school garden today I spotted 5 wild plum trees in the hedgerow. They are sloe coloured and a bit bigger than sloes, no thorns, I tasted one - a bit sharp but definitely sweet. I'm going to wait for a little while for them to sweeten up some more, then go along with a step ladder to pick them.
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    I've picked plenty of wild plums, blackberries need a while longer i think to get the best from them, - been picking plenty of marsh samphire through the summer but not been down recently. Will be trying for some mushrooms come the autumn but could do with someone to show me the ropes - i can only safely identify a couple.

    not foraging as such but had some nice bass and mackerel too this season from my boat
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    More plums, blackberries and dewberries. Took some cuttings from the wild mint as it smells much nicer than any others I have here.
    Here's a photo to show the difference between a dewberry (on the left) and blackberry (on the right). Dewberries have a dusty bloom, they're not shiny like a blackberry.
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    well I never ..........I've been thinking they were manky blackberries.......
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