After two years of paltry harvests from the blackberry bushes in the back garden, it looks like we'll finally have a decent number of berries to pick.
The mild winter allowed the canes to survive, and while the plants are still not back to the vigorous plenitude of three and four years ago, I expect to have enough berries both for fresh eating and to freeze for winter use.
Alas, the arrival of a second Basset Hound has brought additional peril to the harvest, as she has been traipsing through the bushes, occasionally picking off berries despite the bird netting. But I don't believe the losses will be significant.
As you can see in this photo, the berries are just starting to turn, and I am just beginning to harvest them. So the next two weeks should be a Brombeerfest here in the garden.