An unexpected consequence of wild gardening
I look after two gardens, my garden at home which is mildly wild and part of my parents' garden which is currently very wild. I grow most of my fruit at my parents' place as there's more space and better soil. In among the jungle a brave forager can find plentiful raspberries, gooseberries, black and red currants, tayberries, strawberries, blackberries, various apples, damsons, plums and rhubarb. It's mostly free plants I've grown from cuttings or transplated from other peoples' gardens (with permission).
A few years ago I planted 2 cherry trees partly for the blosson but mostly because they were cheap and I had plenty of space for more trees. As with most cherry trees as soon as the fruit started to turn red they were eaten by birds, I didn't mind as I hadn't really planted them for food. This year though the crop has been heavy and the grass below the trees has been left untrimmed and has reached about 5' tall, enough to obscure the lower branches as they're hanging low with heavy fruit.This seems to have been enough to hide the fruit from the birds' view or maybe they're just wary of predators in the grass but I got my first crop of dark red cherries. A full bowl full of the best tasting cherries I've ever had. I might have to start thinking about netting these trees next year. Sod sharing with the wildlife...