Blackberries set for a bumper year after dry summer

Blackberries are set to have a bumper year, spelling good news for wildlife from dormice to foxes as well as fans of the fruit.

Blackberries set to have a bumper year. Credit: Clara Molden/PA Wire

Brambles are one of a number of species of fruiting trees and plants that have benefited from the cold winter and a warm, dry summer, which has helped stimulate flowering and produce plenty of fruits, plant charity Plantlife said.

And last year's cool, wet summer delivered a poor autumn harvest of blackberries but helped brambles put on growth, setting them up for a bumper year when the conditions allowed