On the positive side, the blackberry that I failed to remove from the greenhouse is now covered in berries ripe a good two weeks before anything else in the area, and the buddleia is in bloom and covered in Red Admirals and bumble bees. I saw a honey bee on there this morning as well! *
And the pumpkins and squashes seem to be doing well, I have plenty of basil and tomatoes in the greenhouse and in the other side of the strawberry bed, there is a riot of nasturtians. You are supposed to be able to eat nasturtian seeds 'like capers'. Must try this.
Up on the hill there are loads of rather nice whortleberries. I am scoffing them by the handful on walks, and must try to remember to take a pot of some sort so I can grab more to make muffins. And possibly, Jelly.
*Slightly saddened that a single honey bee now merits a yay. 5,000 years of domestication and now English honey costs a fiver a jar.