I've always grown my strawberries in hanging baskets or tall pots. A mate called today and mentioned drain pipes with holes cut into them, how interesting I thought She's since sent me a picture of what she meant.
I think they look rather good and are maybe something to think about, on a smaller scale maybe.
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They seem like a good idea Chuckles although I guess you'd have to tip them all out to renew the compost when the time comes. Jasmine that trug looks great, I've seen them outside a youth centre I pass by sometimes. I did'nt notice anyone growing anything in them at all last year.
I gave my runners a bed at the allotment, I've forgotten what type they are as they're runners off runners if you know what I mean. We'll see how they do this year. I've never really had any success with Strawberries, I'm not sure they're worth the space they take up at the allotment.
They need protecting and all that palava really to make enough worth picking but years ago a poor little frog got caught in our netting and although he was very dehydrated and scared to death OH managed to cut him free and he hopped off but I can't use netting down near the ground now. The strawberries in the veg trug at school weren't netted but produced loads of fruit.
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