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fruiting until the first frosts. The plants themselves are also daintier than garden strawberries, so they make a very pretty ground cover.You can still just about get away with sowing alpine strawberry seed this May, since the cold winter weather has put
."Unlike apples, plum trees are mostly self-fertile, but if you live in the North of England or are in an area prone to late frosts, then you may wish to plant the later flowering varieties."'Marjorie's Seedling' and 'Czar' are particularly good for frost
frosts. Prune them in summer (fruit develops on new wood) and give them a liquid seaweed feed once a year and they will thank you for it.Since morello cherry trees are self-fertile, you will only need one tree to get any fruit.If only I had a bigger
withstands the frosts well and with some protection could be harvested till February.
the frosts came the potatoes were moved into the greenhouse for protection. This year, the best of the crop by far - and one of my favourite potatoes, was 'Red Duke of York'. I'll certainly be repeating the experiment again next year in an attempt to grow
on the season. When you buy the dried tubers, start them off in pots with general purpose compost and water well. Keep them protected and then plant them out in May when all danger of frost has passed. You can keep dahlias in the ground over winter, providing
of frost will have passed in most parts of the country. Some well-rotted manure or compost worked into the bed will give plants a boost, since they are hungry feeders. (In autumn I usually make a bean trench - filling it with kitchen peelings and manure