After relocating the strawberry bed late last year, I’m pleased to see that the new runners are now great little plants, and all is looking well!

We now have quite a few flowers on the plants, and in anticipation of some fruit, I decided to pick up some straw to go around them.

As you may have seen from my Instagram feed, I initially laid and pegged down a sheet of heavy-duty membrane, which I then cut holes and planted the strawberry plants through.

I have now spread straw all around the area to stop the berries lying on the membrane and going rotten quickly. Although, from what I can remember from last year, I’ll need to be pretty snappy about picking the fruit anyway!

Now the decision of whether to “straw” the pathways, I just love the look!

Sarah :O)

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