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What’s happened to my strawberry plants?

Loz46Loz46 Posts: 103
Hello everyone,

Last year I moved some runners from some old strawberry plants and planted them in a bed with some new plants that I bought from B&Q.

The B&Q plants look absolutely fine and normal, but the runners from the old plants look a bit odd, the leaves don’t look right? I even wondered if it was a weed caught up with the strawberries, but it’s not.

Any ideas what’s going on?

Many thanks



  • Looks like you have some creeping buttercup growing in with the strawberries. I'd try and get it all out pronto as they're a menace! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    I'd agree. 
    What are the other plants you have?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • SkylarksSkylarks East MidlandsPosts: 379
    You definitely have something growing between the strawberry plant. I’ve circled some strawberry leaves so you know what to leave.
  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 399
    Buttercup has runners just like strawberries
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    Yes - but @Skylarks has shown the foliage so that it's clear which is strawb and which is buttercup.
    Hopefully that will help @Loz46 :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Loz46Loz46 Posts: 103
    Amazing! Thank you so much, I’ll get digging right now! :-)
  • Loz46Loz46 Posts: 103
    Much better now, thank you!

  • Loz46Loz46 Posts: 103

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Excellent, job done! :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,439
    Oh wow, that is impressively fast work! keep an eye out on them this year, as those buttercups will try to come back from the seeds already in the soil.
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