If there is only one thing wrong with the climate in Perth, it is the inability to grow sweet, juicy berries. Here in Stavanger the berries are starting to bud, and I'm excited to watch them grow. The mild springs of Norway let berries grow slowly allowing maximum time for the sugars and juices to develop. I am sure going make the most of strawberries, raspberries, red currants, black currants, blueberries, cherries and any other berries I can get my hands on when they make their grand entrance in the summer.
Here are the sour cherries, red currants and blueberry budding in my aunts garden.