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Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:00

Hi mick - they're quite straightforward plants usually. I've grown them in all sorts of ways - in the border with ornamentals, in pots, in raised beds and in troughs on a fence. Providing the site is quite light and sunny and they have suitable soil/compost, watering and feeding they will be happy. At present I have 3 in a large (18") pot which are doing well. The advantage of elevating them is that they're clear of the ground and therefore it's easier to keep slugs and snails away. It really just depends what room you have. 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:54

Just been looking at your lovely pix on the garden gallery thread doc - they're lovely 

I really can't be bothered cooking either and older fairy daughter isn't well so I have no sous chef to take charge... 

Wonder if archie will have any spare curry going 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:27

Just beautiful doc - no wonder you sat and admired it all today  

That canna's quite unusual isn't it? Flowers are different to the usual ones or am I imagining that?

Love the Hakonechloa with the ferns and hostas. Mine is very small so I'm looking forward to it getting to that sort of size. I also love that 'obelisk' in the poppy pic. Really striking.

I just noticed the little Iris I bought last year which I couldn't ID has opened. Your pix of the Chrysographes the other day reminded me - it has little yellow markings which you can see on the second pic. Haven't been able to find a similar one in my searches :

 Loads of buds to come and they smell gorgeous 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:08

Did you see this one on your travels chicky?



Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:04

Wintersong - I'm fortunate to be within  just a few miles of two large branches of B&Q and on the whole they're pretty consistent, but I know exactly what you mean. It's infuriating when care instructions are misleading - perhaps it's a trick to get more stuff sold when the plants die...or am I very cynical? Just go and look at your lovely arch and new plants 

Verd - I'm now picturing you as a Terry Thomas kind of character...hood down, trilby and silk scarf in place and little moustache....


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:40

Morning all. Work for me today so heading off soon. Will have a look at what's been going on although I know what's been happening on one thread... Had to restrain myself from just saying something I might would only have consisted of a few choice words in the Glesgae vernacular...

Supposed to be wet here today but dry for the moment. 

I see Wintersong's been buying more plants....lovely 

Have a good day all, whether working or gardening or chatting. I'll catch up later

Get some cake in someone eh?


bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:11

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:09

Did that last summer too Mrs G  


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:51

I can hire her out to you Lesley - she's almost house- trained...

Difficult to buy for men anyway I think, unless they have hobbies. My Dad was tricky too for presents.

Working tomorrow as we're very busy. Who'd have thought we'd need so much salt when we're all meant to be cutting back on it.... 

Last minute stuff for Royal Highland Show as usual, but loads of other orders to fulfill. Better to be busy though.

KEF -  at least your greenhouse should be ready for overwintering stuff anyway...


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:39

My little 'wigglers' who are enjoying their new habitat - torties or peacocks 

I don't mean in daughter's hand the new hedge


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