Posts Tagged ‘container strawberries’

How Quickly the Weather Changes.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender February 20, 2013 Posted Tags: , , , Comment 1 Comment
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How quickly the weather can change from one day to the next. The last few days have been mild, sunny and positively spring like, I worked happily in the garden for a few hours on monday and tuesday, it really was like spring. Then bang! today is dull, cold and with a really raw wind. A few mild days and I was suckered in, I know it is only February and spring is a good month away, but for a few hours I really felt that spring was tantalisingly close. The Helebores also think that spring is just around the corner, their lovely red, pink and white blooms are blossoming by the day. Anyway the preparations for the 2013  garden season carry on. Lots more seeds in and out of the propagator, with more flowers going in now the toms and peppers are through. I have some perennial flower

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Growing Strawberries in Containers.

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      We are well into May now and although the weather hasnt been kind to us, this is a great time to pot up some strawberry plants into containers for a crop of juicy summer fruits. There is nothing quitelike home grown strawberries picked fresh from the plant. They are nothing like the rather dissapointing berries you buy in a supermarket. Many varieties available to the home gardener are not grown commercially because they are too tender and sweet to travel. The Garden Centres and Nurseries have lots of potted plants available, but there might be more choice by mail order from specialist growers. There are strawberries varieties that will give you a crop from early spring to late autumn. The season can be extended by growing some in the greenhouse or s

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