Thanks Ladies, I am still grieving the loss of all my fruit however as you say next year might be better, we can but hope.
I do actually have plenty of jams and also relishes in the fridge (which is off) for cool storage and space saving reasons until we move into the house and I can utilize my lovely storeroom. I think because I have so much and am the only one that eats the items needed to make these when fresh, I just can't get up the "oomph!" to grow anything anyway.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon