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Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:02

I put a couple of shelves on the fence in a previous garden and put some troughs of strawbs on them. Kept them off the ground and the slugs and snails had to work a bit harder if they wanted any 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:42

Well - it's a dangerous job bekkie - but I don't mind making the sacrifice for the good of my children...

Hate to say it but...we badly need some 'steady' rain here....

Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:39

Brilliant Grandma T 

Simple ideas are always the best!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:32

Here's a bit for you KEF - from the central 'ring' cut out of main cake. She decorated it for me...we've already had  a bit as a starter....

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P7070002_zps8f7f3c21.jpg

 

Couldn't pay me enough to accompany hundreds of children on a trip - bad enough doing it at Playgroup with 20 of 'em when I was working there 

T de F has garnered huge praise for Yorkshire - and well deserved. I still haven't recovered from the tennis yesterday - superb final. The right man won - sorry Federer fans. Wasn't cheering Novak on last year though...can't imagine why....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:30

I can't take the credit chicky - daughter did the writing. They were home from holiday earlier than I expected....which was handy 

I'm a bit older than 20 MrsG...

Hope Mr Chicky and Mr Clari have lots of cake too. Is Mr Chicky just getting stock for dinner? 

Do you think Mr Clari has been pardoned for his faux pas? 

Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:22

bekkie -  I know I would forget if it was me, and there would be a massive big knot of plants 

That would be the other option though - keeping a close eye on them and snipping them off as soon as they show new growth. Probably the easiest solution. They take so quickly at this time of year anyway.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:10

Pizza and birthday cake for us bekkie  

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P7070016_zpsb90dc3d5.jpg

 my precious.....

Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:05

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P7070001_zpse75f43da.jpg

Sorry OL - not a great pic - but you can see the little plastic wire peg and the two runner ends which are now cut off. I used to peg them back into the pot the strawbs were in bekkie, but I found  it difficult to remove them as the roots got tangled up with the original plants. 

Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 17:42

I just do it at the junction OL. Sometimes they start showing little roots anyway before I get them in. I use a piece of plastic coated wire as a peg and push it in quite firmly but you could put one either side of the new plant to make sure.  I'll see if I can do a pic to show you 

Perhaps you could rig up something to sit the pots on - even another basket or tray just so you can get a place near enough to do the job. 

Strawberry runners......new babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 17:30

Peg them down into pots of compost first OL. Once they're showing new growth you can separate from the parent plant. Tricky with the arrangement you have though - you might be better to bring the basket down onto a bucket or similar so that you can place pots on the ground round it. They don't take long to root - I've just done some - rooting took about a week or so. 

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