London (change)
Today 15°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 13°C
14 messages
24/04/2013 at 15:25
i have some strawberry's in flower in the greenhouse as there are no insects about should i try to pollinate them with a child's paint brush or is there another way
24/04/2013 at 17:01
They are apparently self fertile but need the action of wind/insects to move the pollen on the flower. Gently brushing the flowers should be more than adequate.
24/04/2013 at 17:09
thank you , i hall go out with my brush
24/04/2013 at 17:20

You'll be able to tell how successful you've been quickly, as the small fruit forms just behind the flower, I think they start to show in around a week.

24/04/2013 at 18:09
thank you,after watching Beechgrove i planted them in grow bags in summer last year and they were fine because the door and vents were open, i didn't expect them to flower so early this year
24/04/2013 at 19:09

I'd give them a liqiud feed as soon as the blossom starts to drop, the grow bags will be pretty depleted by now.

25/04/2013 at 06:55

I am growing strwaberries inmy greenhouse in an old wahign machine drum.

26/04/2013 at 15:36

yes thank you i had that in mind, i did feed last year. i understood that three years was the optimum time to keep them in the grow bags they look very healthy so fingers crossed for an early crop

29/05/2013 at 15:40

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24256.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 i thought i would share my greenhouse strawberries with you

29/05/2013 at 16:23

Strawberries grown undercover fruit sooner than those outdoors. Looking fab !

30/05/2013 at 06:00

had a handfull for breakfast the other day always pot up a few and put in green house for early pickings yours look great making mouth water

30/05/2013 at 06:42

thank you, just a little bit more sun

30/05/2013 at 08:21

Not just the strawberries that need it little-ann!

Do you open the door during the day or have vents? That should provide enough air movement I'd have thought. 

30/05/2013 at 09:35

i have an automatic roof vent and and a louver, it depends on the weather if i open the door I'm retired and home most of the time and we live on the top of a hill so air movement is not a problem

email image
14 messages