Remember the balmy days of summer, sipping Pimms and downing lashing of strawberries and cream. But did those supermarket strawberries taste as good as they looked?
Why not grow your own. They are easy to grow in containers and are specially suited to growing in window boxes. In the past the varieties available had been bred to grow in fields producing big bushy plants and lots of runners - the new plants grown on the end of a long lateral stem.
Today though there are varieties such as Strawberry F1 Berries Galore that has been bred especially for growing in containers and window boxes. These are compact plants that do not produce runners but are still very productive. They are available now as baby plants in garden centres ready to grow on in pots on a windowsill and then plant out in your windowbox in spring.
Haven't worked out a home recipe for Pimms though!