Tag Archives: strawberries

How to grow new strawberry plants for next year from runners

By | July 2, 2017

If you followed our step-by-step guide to growing strawberries you’ll probably be picking a few of your very own strawbs about now. And even as you enjoy the fruits of your labour, it’s time to plan for next year and grow more free plants from the runners produced by your plants. What’s happening in the… Read More »

Garden fruit – how to make it great!

By | February 3, 2017

Picking and eating garden fruit is one of the most pleasant summer jobs. Three garden jobs this month will help you maximise production and flavour in summer and autumn. Pruning garden fruit trees and bushes Autumn fruiting raspberries must be pruned before canes start to produce new leaves in spring. Cut each cane that fruited… Read More »

Self-seeding plants: the green, amber and red options

By | August 10, 2016

Self-seeding plants are starting to fill my garden with lots of new ones. And I haven’t paid a penny for them. At this time of year self-seeding (a.k.a. self-setting) plants start to make themselves known. These are plants whose seeds have found an ideal niche in which to germinate and grow. New strawberry plantlets are… Read More »

Game set and match for the strawberry season

By | June 28, 2016

Strawberries are absolutely synonymous with the British summer, Wimbledon, and perhaps a large jug of Pimms with a sprig of mint. Found on the ‘Tea Lawn’ of the centre court, one can enjoy the quintessentially British fruit served with Cornish clotted cream, naturally. British grown strawberries, are only in season from May to July. In… Read More »

Strawberries! And be a sparkling cordial host

By | June 15, 2016

Why are strawberries called strawberries? Strawberries planted back in April are starting to swell now. Soon they’ll be ready to eat. But before they get to that mouth-watering bright-red-all-over-stage and the weather is warm and they are at their most delicious, the plants need a little more care and attention. Especially if they’re in the… Read More »

Gardening tips, and strawberries and cream – on your table!

By | April 27, 2016

Strawberries and cream – on your table! Six steps to strawberries in your garden Choose a pot. You could use a special herb or strawberry planter (about 50cm high and 20 cm wide with holes around the sides), an ordinary pot about 25-30cm across, a grow bag, or a trough. Buy the largest strawberry plants… Read More »