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    Ive recently accquired a Marshalls seed catalogue. Ive noticed they are selling Strawberry plants too plant out now. Does anyone recommend this course of action, or is it best to wait until Spring. Has anyone got any favourite varieties they would like to tell me about. I do like sweet tasting ones. I was thinking of the marshmallow strawberry which Marshalls reccommend. Cheeers. kind regards judith.

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    dont know what my varietys are as i inherited them, but i put the runners ive potted on in anytime about now and it works for me, plant them in a sunny spot
    The love of gardening is a seed once sown never dies ...

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    my runners arrived today from Coomber, and I have popped them straight out into the cold frame, all 3 million of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrideXIII View Post
    all 3 million of them
    just a few strawbs for you then
    The love of gardening is a seed once sown never dies ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mum View Post
    just a few strawbs for you then
    me and the rest of sussex, she got a tad carried away methinks lol.
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    Bare root runners should be planted out on arrival but I took my own runners this year and they are all going to spend the winter beside my polytunnel in their 3" pots so I can plant them out in Spring.
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    Marshmello was recommended for flavour, on Gardeners World last week

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    I've just brought 5 unidentified strawberry runners home from hols in Spain (gift from parents) - I've potted them up into 3" pots and put them in the mini plastic greenhouse, but am a bit worried the change of temperature will give them a shock. The temperature has been in the mid 20s in Spain of late. Should I bring them indoors or what?

    The two Honeoye runners I already had have died while I was away - not sure why, they were in the miniGH and didn't dry out or anything? - but anyway I don't want these ones to meet the same fate...
    Last edited by Demeter; 15-10-2008 at 08:18 PM.
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