White Strawberries

Well i never expected that frost this morning here in the northwest however the sun was with to warm the garden up quickly.

Yesterday i planted up my white strawberries, i purchased a parent plant last year and from this  i got lots of runners before the autumn, i now have a dozen. we shall see how they fair compared to the red.

The white strawberry (Fragaria Vessca) is suppose to taste like pinapple, why is it white, well it’s lacking in a protein called Fra a1 this protein is needed to turn them red


Garden looking a bit better

I have still some painting to do  but on the whole the garden is looking fair for the time of year, if you are a gardener  you will know ‘its just never good enough’ or is that just me? Lots of perennials just showing and my beautiful peonies are just peeping through. I have done lots of under planting at the back by the fencing to deter the cat from using it as a toilet. The garden is very dry at the momment as we have had no real rain to speak of .