I have had to give up on my vegetable patch this year. The heat and the drought have shrivelled everything up
Last year the total weight of the apples I harvested from the five trees in my garden was 31lbs. This year I have harvested 31lbs off the two earliest trees already and there is at least that weight again on those two trees and still 3 trees, covered with apples, to come.
My crab apple from which I harvested 6lb of crab apples last year looks as if it has that weight on every branch.
The same applies to the hedgerow. In just two morning walks this week I have picked 4lbs of blackberries already. All the berries are large and firm and delicious. Only one hedgerow has ripe blackberries, but overall the blackberry bushes are covered in, as yet, unripened berry's, but there is not doubt this year is going to be a bumper year. The elderberries are massed on the trees and the greengages.
It seems however bad the drought and heat has been for vegetable gardens and field and farmed crops, wild crops are having a bumper year.
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