My strawberry plants have grown like the clappers this summer, sending out runners here, there and everywhere. I've tried to catch a few of them in small pots, but I've also had to trim a few of them off too. Not sure if it's the strawberry feed I've been putting on them (most likely) or whether it's just been a good summer for strawberries. Anyone else grow them?
No strawberries here, but plenty of blackberries - and lots of apples and pears ripening up on their respective trees. It's been a great year for fruit, as far as I can see, albeit the birds had all but two of the cherries from the cherry tree earlier this year!
Incidentally, I had some roofers round over the past week - and one of them commented that with all the things in my garden, I could do with a pond. He wasn't impressed when I pointed out I had
one, and he'd walked right past it - it's overgrown with grass and brambles all around it. The reason is that it's a dragonfly habitat... I've had three lots this year, one of blue dragonflies, one of black-and-yellow, and the current straw-and-brown ones. Amusingly, just after he looked with a bit of a sneer at the pond... no fewer than 10 dragonflies started flying around, more in a garden than he'd ever seen in all his years of roofing. Hopefully he left with an appreciation that gardening isn't just about making everything look nice and neat!