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Alpine strawberry pot display

Overview

Alpine strawberries are smaller and more delicate than ordinary strawberries. They have an exquisite flavour and perfume, so are ideal as a striking display as well as a source of food. This alpine strawberry display looks especially pretty scrambling through the daisy-like plant fleabane, which will flower all summer.


Plant it: March - April
At its best: July - September
Takes just: 40 minutes

How to do it:

1

Fix the pot securely to the wall before planting it up. Pop a handful of crocks into the bottom, then half fill it with compost.


2

Plant the strawberries at the back of the pot, then plant the fleabane along the front. Tuck the compost around the plants' roots and firm it in with your fingers.


3

This combination of plants should overwinter safely in the wall pot. In autumn, tidy up the fleabane by cutting it back. protect the strawberries from the cold weather with a covering of straw.


Adam's tip

It's worth considering slug protection for your pot as they have been known to climb walls.




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kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

A friend gave me some alpine strawberries some years ago and they keep on growing each year, lovely, although very small they outshine any other for flavour, I would recommend them also for the lovely deep pink flowers.