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Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 17:14

In the ground is fine of course Supernoodle   I used to grow mine in amongst other ornamentals and I've just planted a few I got last autumn into one of my new raised beds in the same way. 

Putting straw  underneath the fruits is to keep them clear of the soil (and therefore nice and clean and dry ) and to help prevent damage from slugs as they're off the surface of the soil. It doesn't have to be straw though. I've used woodshavings in the past.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 17:03

T total that's me 

In fact - totally tea 

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:42

Hi Susan. If you can post a pic or two it helps enormously. Click on the tree icon in the toolbar at the top of the posting window and follow the directions.

Clear your pond as best you can and then take a look at what's there and let us know. People here will be only too happy to offer advice. At my last house we had a huge pond which fed into a smaller one. It was so neglected my then partner didn't even realise there was a pond there at all. A couple of hours work clearing and it came back to life. If it's a wildlife pond you want there's some good advice on this thread already and there's a couple of other pond threads around too. If you type in 'wildlife pond' into the search facility at the top of the page it should bring up some of the other threads. It really depends what plants will be happy within your own plot and what kind of look you like. As you say, topping up a pond here isn't usually necessary! 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:32

Wouldn't you be better using your mouth for the tea OL?......

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:30

Exochorda is a lovely shrub - lovely pic BL. Another spring favourite of mine is the Spirea arg. 'Bridal Wreath'. Finer branches than Exo. but very pretty at this time of year. I bought two last year for the shady bit of the back garden. 

Lovely peacock butterfly 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:20

Where's that muppet....

We've just been making rosettes for one of the yes/no/dinnae huv a clue organisations for the referendum. Trouble is - they're all using the same colours.

They couldn't organise a **** up in a brewery let alone run a country.....

Mind you - when has that ever stopped the powers that be..

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:12

I can transport seeds to a meeting point on weekends and also Fridays at the moment. I can collect from Jeannie as I'm about half an hour away from her and don't mind taking them to Carlisle/North of England or even North Lakes area or thereabouts if anyone wants to meet there.

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:44

I've grown strawberries in troughs on a  fence in the past which helps keep pests off. If you have small plants it might be better to buy a bigger pot and put three in together which will save  watering lots of small pots too. 

They're hardy OL so just tucked in beside a house wall or a little corner somewhere out of sight. If you're stuck, you could put them in there over winter but they don't need protection. 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:33

Afternoon all. Just in for lunch. 

Did you buy dusky plum coloured shoes then Dove, and can we expect Verdi to get some bright yellow shorts or trousers?

I dispute the assumption that we're all bite's definitely worse...

Clearing up a bit now so might get rest of grass done later. We're used to wet springs here but this is taking the you- know- what 

Off for a look round before I go back to work.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:41

I think I'd plant something else instead and not bother with the grass if it's such a tiny area. Depending on what else you already have and what style you like - you could have a trendy urban jungle, a little haven for wildlife with lots of bee and butterfly friendly plants or a geometric knot garden with box and architectural evergreens. If you still want grass - you could make some little turf topped boxes which double as seats. They can be clipped with shears.

The world's your lobster - as Del boy would say 

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