£1 for 12 Strawberry 'Sonata' plants,  free P&P this w/e  - now ended @ Thompson & Morgan
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£1 for 12 Strawberry 'Sonata' plants, free P&P this w/e - now ended @ Thompson & Morgan

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Found 27th Aug 2010Made hot 27th Aug 2010
12 runners Save £10.99 Despatch: by the end of September 2010

Strawberry : Sonata crops in : June to late July
Description
High quality, mid-season variety with uniform shaped fruits produced in abundance. Deliciously sweet and juicy and lasts well once picked without darkening in colour.

Able to stand very hot spells and periods of heavy rain, with far fewer mis-shapen berries during the first and second pickings, making the crop easier and quicker to pick from mid June to late July.

From now until the end of the bank holiday weekend,ends at midnight Monday 30th August 2010, Thompson & Morgan is offering you FREE P&P on any order placed online.

16% cashback @ TCB or 12% Quidco
10% voucher code GWSC2 works but seems to remove the pansy offer???

56 Comments

Dont forget to use any £5 vouchers that were sent in the post with the cheap £4.99 Chelsea Deal a few months back

nice find!

great spot

cheers op

Good deal. Thanks!

Ordered with code, thanks.

Ordered with code too. Thanks.

Thanks op, ordered, anyone have any tips on planting strawberries, i'm not green fingered anything edible i try and plant dies:(

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Lilly_White

Thanks op, ordered, anyone have any tips on planting strawberries, i'm … Thanks op, ordered, anyone have any tips on planting strawberries, i'm not green fingered anything edible i try and plant dies:(


I found this:clicky - Growing strawberries which is about right IMO.

I gave up on strawberries years ago as the birds ate them all, but I thought that for 90p, I'd give it a go again but this time in pots on the patio. I know you can grow them in hanging baskets and you can buy special strawberry pots but I think I'll just bung mine 3 to a 12" pot.

They need plenty of watering.
Edited by: "chesso" 27th Aug 2010

chesso

I found this:clicky - Growing strawberries which is about right IMO.I … I found this:clicky - Growing strawberries which is about right IMO.I gave up on strawberries years ago as the birds ate them all, but I thought that for 90p, I'd give it a go again but this time in pots on the patio. I know you can grow them in hanging baskets and you can buy special strawberry pots but I think I'll just bung mine 3 to a 12" pot. They need plenty of watering.



Thanks Chesso, will have a look at the linky, thought the same as you worth a go for 90p, i'm ok for growing flowers and plants but rubbish at growing anything edible, would love these to grow, i just love strawberries:D

Grew mine this year in grow bags supported off the ground with a net over them. No birds or slugs,8 plants per bag,plenty water&food,got loads of strawberries,result. Loads of runners too:D

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hooray henry

Grew mine this year in grow bags supported off the ground with a net over … Grew mine this year in grow bags supported off the ground with a net over them. No birds or slugs,8 plants per bag,plenty water&food,got loads of strawberries,result. Loads of runners too:D


That sounds like good advice. Supported off the ground - how and how high?

Had an old stand handy,but the same could have been done with aplank of wood between say 2 large upturned pastic pots.Mine was about 1 foot and 2 foot above ground with some £1 netting over the top,good luck

When To Plant
Summer fruiting strawberries (the type seen in most shops) can be planted in early September or early April. The best results undoubtedly come from planting in early September, although if your area suffers heavy winter frosts, it is best to wait until mid April. Perpetual strawberries should be planted in mid April.

Place straw around the plants - this discourages the plants from drooping and also a deterrant for slugs etc!!

can't find the 42 pansy offer! help!

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I think that if you put in the 10% code, like I said in the OP, the pansies disappear. Is that what you did?
You could try clearing cookies or perhaps empty your basket and go back later through a different route, or put in a different code to supersede the 10% one, like the old free delivery one.
I'm not very techy!
Edited by: "chesso" 27th Aug 2010

BRILLIANT!

Fab find, ordered - cheers, massive bargain, how is this not hotter??

Put some netting over your straws and that will stop the naughty birds nicking the fruit. I got some cheap ones from Lidl this year and was surprised to get some fruit(don't normally get any first year) They were gorgeous.
Try to get other varieties than Sonata as this is the supermarkets fave which is not particularly tasty.

Original Poster

jamgin

Put some netting over your straws and that will stop the naughty birds … Put some netting over your straws and that will stop the naughty birds nicking the fruit. I got some cheap ones from Lidl this year and was surprised to get some fruit(don't normally get any first year) They were gorgeous.Try to get other varieties than Sonata as this is the supermarkets fave which is not particularly tasty.



Yes, netting is the way to go - I hope I don't get any of the strawberry thieves tangled up this time.

Re varieties, Elsanta is the supermarket one which has got a really bad press, Sonata is better and according to this article

Sonata, Darselect and Sweet Eve are equally impressive: beautifully … Sonata, Darselect and Sweet Eve are equally impressive: beautifully balanced, they are sweet and sour, soft and juicy, and perfumed.



I think a lot of the problem, with even good varieties and supermarkets, is in them not waiting until they are properly ripe to pick.

Crops in : June to late July

Is it not a bit late for them?

Will they be okay for next year or will they just die over winter?

Original Poster

Kafeen

Crops in : June to late JulyIs it not a bit late for them?Will they be … Crops in : June to late JulyIs it not a bit late for them?Will they be okay for next year or will they just die over winter?


Plant when you get them and they will crop next year, as they are perennials, and they will overwinter fine as long as they are not water-logged..

chesso

Plant when you get them and they will crop next year, as they are … Plant when you get them and they will crop next year, as they are perennials, and they will overwinter fine as long as they are not water-logged..



Great. Thanks.

nice find!

Ridiculous price.. Stupid not to order at this price.
H + R??

Great find Chesso !!:D

excellent, many thanks

Excellent deal, thank you

Fantastic value - at these prices you can't go wrong!

nice find

no pansys added to my basket, but the did send me a 10% off code with my order confirmation

is runners the actual plant or a large weedy string?

Fantastic offer many thanks

Original Poster

adam2116

is runners the actual plant or a large weedy string?



I am expecting a bare rooted plant with some died down foliage at its crown, that has been propagated from a runner of an older plant ( in a polytunnel!). x10!!
Edited by: "chesso" 27th Aug 2010

If I hadn't already of got some new plants from our local P.Y.O farm (f.o.c when we took along our squirty cream and had desert also) then I would be getting some of these.

I've just ordered some. I've never grown any fruit before so hope I do it right

Ordered. Heat added

Good spot :-) just ordered 5 packs of strawberry's and two packs of winter pansies. Web site automatically gave me a fee pack of pansy seeds, I then added the voucher code (GWSC2) and that knocked more money off so got the whole lot for just over a tenner - very pleasde and delivered free :-)

Wow looking very hot. Just ordered 5 and put in my £5 voucher from earlier deal and ordered for nothing with free delivery. How much hotter can anything be than that? Thank you +++++++

No more pansies!
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