Strawberry Allsorts

The pictures below we taken this morning.  Last year when our plot was inspected by Hillingdon Borough Council for their annual allotment competition we lost points for not labelling our plants.  It’s a conscious decision, I don’t like lots of tags all over the place, unless they’re those lovely embossed metal ones, and so, convinced I would remember I didn’t bother.  Can I?  Well what do you think?

I know there are some Mount Everest, a climbing variety, they took one look at the bamboo trellis we had constructed and clung steadfastly to the ground limpet like, and  there are some Florence.  Both of these varieties came from Blackmoor.  We also were given some runners by Ken Muir when we went to collect our fruit trees, possibly Elsanta or perhaps Honeyone.

It looks as if we will have a good crop this year but what it will be I’m not really sure.

As a post script, the book Grow Your Own Fruit written by Ken Muir is excellent.

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7 Responses to “Strawberry Allsorts”

  1. Derek Ross May 23, 2012 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    We do seem to have problems getting anything to climb, it must be the altitude!

  2. Derek Ross May 23, 2012 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    We do seem to have problems getting anything to climb, it must be the altitude!

  3. Derek Ross May 23, 2012 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    We do seem to have problems getting anything to climb, it must be the altitude!

  4. Flighty May 25, 2012 @ 6:32 pm (#)

    My strawberries, non-climbers, were all given to me so the variety are unknown. As you say judging by the flowers it should be a good year for them. xx

  5. Flighty May 25, 2012 @ 6:32 pm (#)

    My strawberries, non-climbers, were all given to me so the variety are unknown. As you say judging by the flowers it should be a good year for them. xx

  6. wellcomballotment May 30, 2012 @ 7:20 pm (#)

    I`ll try Ken Muir next year glad I don`t enter comps too many weeds on mine

  7. wellcomballotment May 30, 2012 @ 7:20 pm (#)

    I`ll try Ken Muir next year glad I don`t enter comps too many weeds on mine

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