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Snow on my new shrubs

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 18:45


I planted a shrub border in june, where i am the snow is quite heavy and has settled on one of the shrubs so much that the branches that grow skywards are now pretty much at a right angle. will this damage my plants or will they be ok?

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:25
Thanks I will try that as I don't want the others to fail. It looks like it has rotted so your answer seems to make sense.

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:13

will taking the lid off affect the ones that have not yet germinated? so far i only have 4 out of 24.

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 14:55


I have just come home. One of the very small seedlings has gone brown and appears to be failing. the other has wilted slightly.  while two others seem to be poking there heads through the surface. I have them in a propagator with the air vents open and the temp is usually between 16-18c, i have been spraying them with water once a day.

am i doing something wrong, i dont want the others to fail

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 07:30

thanks for all the feedback, im gonna contininue with my seeds and when it gets a bit warmer buy some plants too

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 12:02

I am on my lunchbreak at work but could find out, I know they are F1 from dobbies off the top of my head. If I put them in pots for this year will they survive the next winter then if they have protection.

P.s if they dont fruit this year do they still make a pretty plant as I dont want to give up on them but im limited to space and am considering buying some  two pound plants from dobbies and hope to get a decent bunch of strawbs off them

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 11:48

Hello i am new to gardening and this site.

I am attempting grow strawberries from seeds that I bought from seed at my local nursery. A couple have germinated and I have so far 2 very very small green seedlings.

I have a small north facing rear garden, I was hoping these could be planted at the front of the property in a hanging basket and I would get a small harvest this year, However reading around the internet there are lots of different opinions on this.

Can someone give me there take on this as I thinking of just buying some plants now instead.

P.s they are f1 seeds

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