In the spring I potted up a baby Alpine strawberry. It was growing apart in the big pot, its own, small self.
It has grown. And now there are lots of long, sweet strawberries. They taste like the artificial strawberry flavour of Marukawa gum
Someone - here - once suggested that artificial flavours are really memories of the original and now forgotten flavours of real fruit.
Their pot is also host to a small ant colony. Every day the ants send up a midden of fine soil in the middle of the strawberry plant.
Every day I water it down again. They don't seem to mind. Sometimes, rarely, they eat a strawberry.