I have seen what I think could be a good offer in the GW mag. for 10 Strawberry plants Malling Centenary. Has anyone bought these in the past, or considering doing so this time?
Hi, if their from T&M, I wouldn't get them. I would buy from DT. Brown.
No, I wouldn't buy from T&M either, but this offer is Mr Fothergills - I think I have seen this offer in previous years and wondered if anyone on here had taken the offer before.
GD - do you know anyone who has some strawberries that could give you runners?
I think I'd stick with buying from a reputable grower. I know it's tricky for you re the postage and delivery charges. I've never grown that variety, but Elsanta are excellent croppers here. If you're stuck, I could rustle up a few runners/small plants in spring.
I have held back from ordering for now, will think it over, they don't despatch until late March anyway.
I don't know anyone with strawberry runners offhand, but I may ask a few gardening friends in the new year. In the meantime, you are very kind to offer me some runners Fairygirl, that is very generous, I may take you up on the offer if I am stuck. Thank you.
I've always found Ken Muir to be a reliable source of strawberry plants. They're sent by post after they've been chilled and have gone into dormancy.
Ken Muir is excellent Dove
Yes - a few little plants in spring would soon grow on well and even crop a little next year GD. They'll be even better the following year and you can take runners from them to increase your stock
My daughter bought one of the strawberry planters (plastic with 10 planting pockets) a few years ago but let them dry out after a year - a pity but she works so doesn't have so much time. I thought I would plant it up for her again next year - but sending strawb plants out at the end of March is a month too late for us really as our seasons are slightly more advanced than that, so I think I will trawl the shops nearer the time to see if I can find some plants. The trouble is that we don't have so much choice here and I don't know anywhere that would sell bare root plants - potting them up and selling at a couple of pounds each is such a waste of money as I will be emptying the pots to put them in the planter. I wish we had all the offers that you seem to have a'plenty aym, as I love a good bargain!
Don't know about strawberry plants, but bought six perennials (lupins/anemones) from Mr F, they arrived almost dead, sodden wet compost, little top growth, should never have been sent out, another useless supplier as far as I am concerned!
Who ever picked them for despatch knew little about plants!