Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Sweet succulent Saturday surprise

Saturday arrived and with it came a welcome surprise. The Logan berries have not only turned red but have deepened in colour so that they are ready for picking - around two months earlier than usual. They are a sort of raspberry and blackberry cross and are sweet and juicy with an after bite of tartness in flavour. As they only produce blossoms on last years growth stems similar to raspberries there will not be a second crop. There is however an extra long stem that has twirled itself close to the fence and has travelled quite some distance past the honeysuckle and lilac and the berries that it bears are still green so those may well ripen at the correct time. Little note: the bees have begun their work in earnest at the insect house once more. They are using their mouths to scour along the insides of the bamboo canes cleaning every particle and leaving the inside chambers quite smooth. So far, there are no signs of any larger females and none have the bright golden bottoms that were evident with last years bees.

Second little note: the robin has been making himself known today. He has perched for long periods on most of the items of garden furniture and has spent much time overseeing his claimed ground from one of the tallest of trees ... he's still 'k-tock,' k-tock,' k-tock'ing very loudly. I hope that it's not me that he's telling off so sternly!

7 comments:

Erica said...

Those look delicious! We have blackberries in our back"yard" (behind our apt. building) and I get so excited when they ripen.

Here's hoping those bees and birds stay away from them.

Joy said...

These berries look interesting. I've never had them before.

budhi said...

yes i agree, those look delicious
but i dont have blackberries, i have strawberries only, my wife and my 1st daughter love it so much

DineometerDeb said...

They look like raspberries. How do they taste? Similar to the raspberry?

Kloggers/Polly said...

They are much richer than raspberries - not as watery an extremely tasty berry, high in juice. They grow easily up any fence or wall and are well worth having especially if you have a small piece of garden wall or fence that you would like to fill.

Suburban Survivalist said...

Yummy! I grow blackberries and raspberries, so I will have to see if I can give these a try as well. Thanks!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

My nana always had rasberries and blackberries which we loved to pick. We planted a rasberry bush now and my daughter checks it daily for berries. I had not seen those before but would love to try them.