Ur­ban or­chard

Element - - LIFE STYLE -

Plant out straw­ber­ries in pots, planters or di­rectly in the garden. Al­low for about four plants per fam­ily mem­ber. Mulch around each plant with straw to avoid the fruit touch­ing the ground. Get some net­ting or­gan­ised to ward off those pesky

birds. Last year I reused an old pad­dling pool frame

and some net­ting to con­struct a bird safe en­clo­sure. Water straw­ber­ries reg­u­larly and

It is a good start feed­ing with blood and bone or a liq­uid fer­tiliser. time to plant out a pas­sion fruit vine. Choose a north

fac­ing wall or fence. The hottest po­si­tion in your garden you can

find. Mulch around the plant with com­post and pro­vide some net­ting

or trel­lis for the vine to snake up.

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