Beating the rain to the allotment this morning, I spied the first ripe strawberry of the season!
Plump, shiny and scarlet…
Last year was the first season for our new strawberry plants, and the harvest was very small so I didn’t bother with much bird protection.
But the yield on the established plants (I have also added some new ones) is looking much healthier this year, so I definitely want to keep those pesky beaks away!
Made with some scrap wood, bamboos and bean poles – all lashed together with garden twine.