• Strawberry Strategies

    30th May 2013In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    vintage hanging basket accommodates strawberry plants In an attempt to keep slugs and snails at bay I have given up planting strawberries in the ground. I have two large vintage hanging baskets that I have planted with some, although the baskets are so heavy I’m putting them on top of things rather than actually hanging them up. The other plants are in wooden barrels with copper tape protection so that any molluscs that attempt the climb will get a nasty shock. Come fruiting time I will need to add some netting to keep the birds from helping themselves and with any luck we might just have a decent crop. copper tape around a tub to prevent slugs and snails