The recent wet weather dosen't seem to have hampered the growth of the strawberries. We, very luckily, had a day and a half of dry weather on Monday whilst the old conservatory came down and on Tuesday when the new one went up. The workmen had just got the roof on the new one when it started to rain again.
Since then we have had a deluge of rain, wind, thunder, lightening with the occasional glimpse of a watery sun, we don't like it very much, neither do the other plants and flowers but it is obviously fine weather for strawberries.
I bought these strawberry plants a couple of years ago for £1.99 for six at Aldi, they produced some fruit in the first year and last year but this year they have excelled themselves.
We've filled bowls full, taken some to neighbours, chopped them onto cereal for breakfast and eaten them with strawberry yoghurt as a pudding after dinner.
There are loads more to be picked and it's a race against the slugs but we pick them just as they are going red and ripen them indoors.
Yesterday I made a flan with some of them. I cheated and bought a sponge base from the supermarket along with some vegetarian jelly mix. It was so easy to do.
As well as being very tasty served with some plain ice cream.
It may be cold, wet and windy outside but there is a little taste of summer inside!