Wild Strawberries – my Sunday Photo

Tucked away, in many quiet corners of our garden, are patches of wild strawberries. Unobtrusive for most of the year. I always imagine they were originally brought into the garden as alpine strawberries. Maybe labelled with a botanical name and potted up. Over the years, they’ve gone feral. Shaking off their confines. Spreading themselves wherever and whenever. Each year, the patches grow larger. Unnoticed until the red, miniature strawberries hang like lanterns on bowed twigs.

Each spring, the first of the family to find them ripe and ready to eat, usually keeps it quiet. Nibbling surreptitiously, until another notices. Guilty faces. Eventually everyone is in on the secret. It can takes days, if not a week.

This year, it was me. I found them first. Go me! Although, in all fairness, I think it was me. I mean, I can never be quite sure. It could easily have been already found and kept quiet. Knowledge has been denied.  Hmm. They are, undoubtedly, a tricky lot when it comes to wild strawberries.

Strawberry, anyone?

14 thoughts on “Wild Strawberries – my Sunday Photo

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    Oooo I love wild strawberries. I find they’re often more flavoursome that regular strawberries! #MMBC

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:24 am
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      I think you’re right. I love adding these ones to salads.

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Strawberries this time of year are delicious X #mmbc

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:23 am
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      They certainly are good!

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:23 am
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      Thank you. Enjoying the small moments.

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I would love strawberries in my garden, and blackberries, blueberries and any other kind of edible berry, and cherries too. Oh, I could live off them!
    Beautiful photo x

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:22 am
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      I’ve planted so many varietise of berries in the garden, because I love them too. Blackberries and strawberries added themselves.

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    I would love a wild strawberry patch in my yard. They look yummy! #MMBC

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:21 am
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      I’ve had no success with the big type, so mighty pleased that these ones are so easy to grow.

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    What a treat to find these first. They look so yummy x #MMBC

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:20 am
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      They are very yummy. Not surprising the children keep their discovery quiet.

  • Monday 10 June, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Mmm, strawberries are so nice. I love how you describe how they grow in your garden.
    #MMBC

    • Tuesday 11 June, 2019 at 11:20 am
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      They are very good at spreading. I’m sure they’d take over the garden given half a chance.

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