Constance equipped herself with a basket so she could do a spot of foraging on the way home from work!
The first stage of berry-picking is lining the basket with fresh leaves which will cushion the berries and protect the basket from stains.
Gathering berries is one of Constance’s favourite activities in the entire world.
Rubus ursinus is the local autochthonous wild blackberry. The fruit is small, sweet and ripens in June. The Himalayan blackberry is much more common, but is an invasive species. Constance is glad that I know where the secret patches of wild blackberry are!