However, we can find solace in the blueberries in their first year under cover (hard luck, feathered friends, these are ours)
and the pears that are on their way – first year of fruiting for this tree. Gravity-defying fruit by the looks of it. I forgot to flip the picture before uploading it.
We don’t eat these, but neither did the slugs this year.
And we won’t eat these if they grow up to give us eggs.
And on the subject of first crop, these aren’t doing so badly and if they ripen, we might end up drinking them.