Crumble, cobbler, fool, ice cream, jelly, jam ..... this bush simply fruits and fruits @charlotte ! I think this year hopefully if my life has managed to slow down sufficiently it's going to be gooseberry wine!
@linfoster recipe please! I give away tonnes of gooseberries every year simply because there is a limited number of days we can eat them in a week and much as I love them, gooseberries every day for a couple of months is a bit much. Never had the time to make wine with them before but this year is for me, without exhausting myself.
@sylvietee, @richard.spicer.7906 ...... Anyone? .... @ukgardentags .... Reading up on gooseberry sawfly tells me that the larvae munch the leaves from April through to about July? September?? I know it's very warm but ..... Does anyone have any experience of this and do you know if the leaves are eaten now, after fruiting will it be ok next year?
@richard.spicer.7906 no worries! That gooseberry bush is something like 15 years old and has fruited heavily every year so it doesn't really owe us anything but it's just annoying to find a new destructive bug in the garden!