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- 06-05-2009, 10:42 PM #1
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Yay - I've had about half a dozen or so so far but should be able to start picking by the punnet next week - only in the tunnel mind you - the outside plants are currently being assaulted by wind and rain and cold - good job they're hardy little plants.
- 06-05-2009, 10:58 PM #2
Well done, SR. I was at our local Fruit Farm shop today and their strawbs aren't ready for another 2 weeks yet.
- 07-05-2009, 07:00 AM #3
That is amazing for Easter Ross - one imagines it is pretty exposed and cold being so much nearer to the arctic circle. Are you growing any particularly early vatieties (and do you heat the tunnel) ?
- 07-05-2009, 08:43 PM #4
Got a few small berries from my alpine plants this week. They are in the greenhouse.
The others are coming up closer behind.
Well done rat, considering you are living so far north.
And when your back stops aching,
And your hands begin to harden.
You will find yourself a partner,
In the glory of the garden.
- 07-05-2009, 08:56 PM #5
I am proud to say that in my greenhouse I have ONE going pink
shhh don't tell my little boy..... he is a demon for strawbs.
- 07-05-2009, 09:15 PM #6
a couple of slugs got in to my mini greenhouse the other week.....started chomping on the strawberry leaves and a few of the flowers
i really need to get some pellets........or has anyone got a trick up their sleeve to keep slugs away??
- 07-05-2009, 09:27 PM #7
I have lots of flowers on my strawberry plants so I hope to have lots of strawberries yummmmmmmy with clotted cream mmmmmmmmmmmmmmGardening ..... begins with daybreak
and ends with backache
- 07-05-2009, 09:58 PM #8
Two 'Honeyeye' with berries pinking up and a lottie neighbour gave me 25 Sovereign(?) plants today
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