Strawberries are the quintessentially British summer fruit. British strawberries are the best in the world with a juicy sweetness that is unrivalled! I love them and the local wildlife love them… the wonderful Mr S built a chicken wire frame this year as I’m trying to stop using plastic netting, and it works a treat so we’ve had a pretty good harvest. Not enough excess for my strawberry jam yet but plenty to enjoy as desserts or an after weeding treat.
Strawberries, once planted in the ground will usually be good in their place for about 5 years. Towards the end of this time allow some of the runners to develop into new plants in pots giving you a free supply of plants to move to the new location.