When I was sorting out the strawberries last autumn I potted up a dozen plants to put in the hoop house. I was hoping for a few early fruits when the weather would still be chilly outside. The flowers were very encouraging and we were getting quite excited.
We watched the fruits swelling and pinking up. Benjy even managed to taste one last weekend and they held promise of things to come. Thursday we thought we might collect some to put on top of a trifle. I even took a bowl to collect them in.
We had had a thief in the night and he or she had filled their larder with our beautiful strawberries. Ha, not one left for us.
On a more cheerful note, this is for Tony. Three leeks and six water melons.
See you later.