Always picked blackberries as a kid. All that was needed was a straw hat to keep the sun out of your eyes, a pair of gloves to keep the thorns from pricking and an old coffee can or basket to hold the berries! Great memories from the farm!
When summer is coming in, the gardens of England burgeon with seasonal delights. Among these delights are strawberries just off the vine, served with rich cream and a freshner of champagne, like these displayed on the grounds of Petersham House, a Georgian architectural masterpiece in Surrey.