The sloes are slow

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The sloes are slow
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2008, 21:56 »
managed to find a few sloes in my part of the world today but very few considering this specific field is lined with the bushes!


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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 20:22 »
well we have been looking forward to making our 1st batch of sloe gin all year,we know where all the bushes are.we went to a spot where last year they were in copious amounts,this year we went out last weekend pots bags etc all well prepared only to be very disapointed to find barely a handfull.oh well roll on next year.we are in watford by the way



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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2008, 21:20 »
Hampshire was a right washout this year - lots of sloes but really small and with * all juice (usual spot a good bet in recent years) - had to go home and console myself with a glass of jerusalem artichoke wine or several....



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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2008, 17:51 »
Well it looks like my local area is devoid of sloes; I've had it confirmed by other villagers.  But my OH found a healthy supply around 20 miles away - strange that.  Wish he'd thought to pick some for me whilst he was there.  I was moaning about the lack of sloe to a bloke who was desperately looking for them in Kircudbrightshire, where I go on holiday.  He said when there is a bad sloe year, he uses cranberries instead, which he gets fresh from the supermarket.  Festive I guess, but not the same as that 'Oh this is made from real Suffolk sloes that I picked myself!' boast!


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