The poor Cherry Plums, Damsons etc. have taken something of a hit during the cold windy Spring. They were very abundant last year but as far as I can see they are nowhere near as many in the hedgerows this season.
Fortunately, the Cherries, that had a bad time last year due to the excessive rainfall, look like they are doing quite well; I have already seen red ones in the trees. Apart from the fact that something seems to be eating the tops of the canopies, we could probably organise our first Picknik of the year very soon.
I think that, on the whole, the late spring will help and it should be a good year for fruit.