My new garden at Lorea House has provided a few lovely little surprises. Berries being an especially delicious one!
One of the first jobs I completed when I started tidying the garden was to remove an awful weed mat type product from around the strawberry patch. Underneath I found hundreds of snails. Oh yuk!!
A big tidy up and a big dose of sugar cane mulch and a drink of liquid thrive and my strawberries took off. Big lush healthy plants. Flowers followed and then of course the best part. Strawberries! So many strawberries. At the moment there's a big bag full waiting in the freezer that I will make jam with soon.
The other berries have been a little bit of a mystery to me. I really haven't had a clue! But I'm told they are Boysonberries. Whatever they are, they are certainly delicious.
How delicious they have been. On pancakes with the strawberries with maple syrup. With yoghurt and a little granola sprinkled on top but my favourite, on a little pavlova nest with some beautiful fresh cream! Heaven!
Berries are something I've never experimented with before in the garden but I must say it's been worth dealing the the spiky canes to enjoy the delicious fruit.
What a lovely thing it is to enjoy fresh berries right from my own sweet garden.