On one branch only or so it seems the cherries have been eaten. A green shell remains. Now the cherries are small, hard & green at present. It can't be blackbirds as they have the knack of whipping them off the tree the very second they ripen to perfection. I have pondered over the possibility of mice, we are surrounded by fields of course. I have also skated over ever so brieflyin my mind of rats but there is no sign of rat activity in the garden & as I say it is only on one branch. The rest of them seem fine so far. Also the trees are in large tubs.
For the record my two cherry trees are 'Stella' - sweet & 'Morello' - sour. This issue is only on the Morello tree.
At the moment my very favourite cake is Cherry Madeira cake & am perusing the idea of perhaps trying to glacé my own cherries. Naturally I am getting too far away with myself after all I'm sure the blackbirds will get them before I do.
As always enjoy your day
Ps, my local yarn store Stash Fine Yarns has 20% of Debbie Bliss & 25% off Manos Del Uruguay & Hobbycraft in store are reducing lots of yarns. Naturally I have taken advantage of said offers, thought some of you crafty types might do to. Hobbycraft are reducing a huge amount of Rowan yarns, the expensive stuff too & it is still part of their 3 for 2 on all yarn! Super bargains to be had.