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B3B3 Posts: 24,463
I had some strawberries in a pot a few years ago. Over time, the runners have escaped out of the pots , snuck behind a bench and have made it to a flower bed via the cracks in the paving slabs. They're at the back of the border and not causing any problem as far as I can tell.
My problem is, I never get to taste the fruits. What the slugs don't get, the squirrels nick.
Is there anything I can do to prevent slug damage if I leave them in the ground or do I have to pot them up to protect them? I wouldn't fancy eating them if I'd used slug pellets.

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Logan4Logan4 Posts: 2,542
    Hi @B3 you  can't do anything if you leave them there. I've grown them in hanging baskets. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,463
    Thanks Logan,
    I'll probably dig them out. I watched a squirrel feasting on next door' s hanging basket. I thought that if I left them scrambling about the back of the border, the b#####s mightn't notice them - but the slugs certainly would :(
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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