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becoming scorched.More on growing strawberriesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing strawberriesPlant strawberries in a hanging basketPlant up alpine strawberriesGuard strawberry plants against grey mouldProtect strawberries from cold weather
. The crown, or centre, of the plant should be at soil level.If the basket is hanging against a wall, turn it regularly so that all the fruits are exposed to some sun.More advice on growing strawberriesGrowing alpine strawberries in a container
tropical plant feature of canna, eucomis and sedum.Making a contemporary cone hanging basket.Planting up a stylish alpine container.
spring pot display of alpine plants.Potting up a display of spring-flowering primulasPruning spring-flowering shrubs.Layering spring bulbs in a pot.
container display of marginal plants Rachel de Thame's video project on planting up alpines in a potFern and birch containerCreate a bamboo and sedge display
wandered into the Alpine Village holiday complex in Jasper National Park. We'd been warned they might appear and the cabin's logbook suggested we chase them off by clapping our hands together if they started eating the herbaceous borders.To avoid any
, with regular deadheading, keep going until the autumn. Propagation is also quite simple: take cuttings from the non-flowering shoots in the summer.I haven't even started on alpine and annual varieties but must mention D. carthusianorum - a really good perennial
Paving and gravel paths can quickly become colonised by garden weeds. Follow our tips on keeping your paths pristine and weed free, below. While some plants, such as thyme and alpines, look delightful growing in the gaps between patio slabs or path
, alpine and great crested newts) was deep but without fish, and the two frog ponds were nothing more than a couple of Belfast sinks set into the ground. There was also a giant rockery for the animals to hibernate in. Amazing. Toads seem to prefer fishponds
, including gold- and light-centred alpines, green-edged fancies and a few selfs. We're not fussy about choosing particular named varieties, but we tend to steer clear of doubles. Auriculas, part of the primula family, make great hobby plants. There are so