Spring follows winter, summer beckons. The natural and normal seasonal progression has definitely been under attack this year. Late frosts, hailstones in the third quartile of May. Not what one might expect but maybe it is what global warming is lining up for us. Despite the vagaries of nature the strawberries which I have planted under the greenhouse staging have performed reasonably well. I have to admit that I plucked the first two ripened fruits at the weekend. The bulk of the fruit are now beginning to turn red. There aren't quite enough fruit for a, "jam boil," as yet but definitely sufficent for strawberries and cream. I suppose that I will have to force myself to eat them tonight.