I have decided to post a little quiz, to help keep all you readers tuned in, until the Elderflower arrives with the start of Summer.
A keen sense of observation is the main weapon in the foragers arsenal; so here are a couple of questions for anyone hungry for esoteric knowledge and hoping to find a good spot for future fruitfulness...
Take a good, long, careful look at the following two photos, does this look like a good spot for foraging?
Is there anything here that might indicate forthcoming fruitfulness?
If you have looked and are still not sure what to search for, here's a clue... It's not always the foliage that tells the truth of the tale.
Look below for the answer...
Last year, in the moth of July, this pathway was over hung by a huge amount of delicious, multi coloured plums.
There was such an abundance of fruit that one branch was bent so far that it eventually snapped under the weight, You can still see the sawn off branch, but this was not the answer to the question or the clue...
Many of these juicy fruits fell onto the pavement, where they were crushed by passers by, nobody cleared away the squashed fruit.
The acidic fruit juice leaked all over the pathway and, over time, the surface of the tarmac has become bleached as a result of this continuous seasonal exposure. Now have a look back at the first two photographs and the markings will seem obvious.