I do like reading gardening magazines & have collections stretching back quite a few years. I also like the offers & free gifts that come with the magazines.
I have thought long & hard whether to continue with the asparagus. We have a small garden, though I have a long narrow strip where we had tried to grow asparagus in the past.
The plastic packs you see in the garden centre with dried up asparagus crowns in, please don't bother. We planted some 3/4 years ago & it was a waste of time. We had a couple of spears to harvest.
My latest idea for the long narrow strip was to have wooden beehive composters along with a selection of flowers for cutting. After spotting the offer for the asparagus crowns I am going to divided the strip in two.
One half for the asparagus & the other half for flowers & posh composters.
After the dire harvest we had with the strawberries this year, we have vowed never to grow them in the ground again. If the rain & cold didn't get them the slugs & birds did. Out of 18 plants we had about three strawberries. Some of the runners have been potted up & these & the new plants will be grown in tubs under cover. We had a bigger harvest from my dads two strawberry plants that he keeps in his conservatory.
Also we hade a huge harvest from the blueberries so an extra bush will fit in well. So in the next moth or so I shall be recieving 1'Liberty' blueberry bush, 10 'Elsanta' strawberry runners & 5 'Guelph Millennium' asparagus crowns. I also treated myself to some shallots 'Echalotte Griselle' when I ordered the asparagus. It would have been rude not to. Enjoy your day!