Thursday, September 20, 2007

Look What R made FOR ME.

A couple of weeks ago I said, "I'd like to grow some strawberries this summer."

"In my herb garden would be a good place for a few plants." Still no, "Don't waste your time," from DH, so I ventured further. "The Birds would probably get them all.....I wonder if you might be able to make me a lift off frame for over the top?" "Okay,that shouldn't be too hard. "
So I quickly clear one segment of my lovely herb garden pulling out a woody sage plant( I have another ) and weed it all ready for new plants.



Quite by chance because he is on light duties following minor surgery DH had some spare time - Lucky me! He made the frame which looked rather coffin like to start with then today while I went to the supermarket he bought the bird netting .The garden centre that used to be in the city has moved out to between us and the city so we now drive past it all the time - very convenient ! On the way home we stopped for seeds and my Strawberry plants. 6 big beauties in a carrier for "Opening Specials" price. Thank you again; just how many I need!
(Pajero variety, no choice there) The plants are in flower already so I should get some crop quite soon. The frame is light and easy for me to lift off. So I am happy with that.
Spring winds are buffeting us today but things are flowering, so I'll take you for a walk tomorrow if you'd care to come.


7 comments:

loulee1 said...

Oh Lovely, you can't beat strawberries pinched straight off the plant! :-p The birds don't stand a chance if I'm around.

Tracey Petersen said...

It is the Taj Mahal of strawberry beds!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Yum! I tried growing a few strawberries but our resident blackbirds were always up before me and beat me to them. Now i grow raspberries, but have to put little bags on the ripening fruit to stop the birds getting them.

meggie said...

What a clever DH. Those plants look nice & healthy. I love the design of your herb garden.

sMC said...

ummm The Scot has a thing to learn here, he put a frame on his strawberries but the birds kept getting under it. I'm ready for the walk.

Molly said...

That'll be the best thing to come out of a "coffin" in a while.....

Guðrún said...

This looks promising. Strawberries are so delicious, ummmmmm.