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#1 DIDO.1

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:17 pm

I bought 7 plants and put them in a raised bed. To be honest they weren't worth having. The blackbirds nicked a few but I bet Iv not had 15 berries.

I've got an allotment from September. I want to get rid of the strawberries and put lettuce in at home cos we eat loads. Is it worth transplanting the strawberries up the allotment or shall I just bin em and buy new plants as these have been shit?

I know you will probably say might as well try em up the lottie but it's going to mean missing of on bed space if I leave em till September or a major fuss to plant em somewhere else then move em again in September. Shall I just bin em as rubbish plants and try different varieties? There is loads of foliage on em so perhaps I just over fed em?

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:27 pm

I have noticed plants get better in there second third and fourth years then start going down hill


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:12 pm

Might give em a chance then....hope they survive a temporary home in buckets

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:07 pm

Mice had all mine 😢

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:24 pm

we started again in our bed this year with fresh plants and not done good at all ! but listen to terry d they  will do better in later years ,hang on in there :thumbs:  we had over 30 kg off a 10'x4' bed then they went back but confident they will come back ;) ,you cant hurry nature just go at its pace .



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:26 pm

Little slugs and woodlice race the kids to the ripe strawberries at our house.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:46 am

Little slugs and woodlice race the kids to the ripe strawberries at our house.


And them slugs and bugs are quick of the mark , add the birds as well and it's a proper race ..😀
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:08 am

Hoping my new frog pond will be well established by next spring, just about done now ,

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:14 pm

Little slugs and woodlice race the kids to the ripe strawberries at our house.

hanging baskets sorts that






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