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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Magnolia Stellata Growing Reply with quote

Hi Guys. You will say that i am a ''torture'' with all the questions i am asking here. But anyway, i got this Shrub in a 10lt Pot, (as you can see from the Pics attached) and because i live in the Midlands, my soil may not be suitable. I was thinking of planting it on a raised bed with peat, to solve the soil problem, i don't know if that will work or not. Maybe some of you Guys here might enlighten me on how, or if i can plant it at all, due to the soil around here. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one planted a couple of years now, and I just bought a large bag of compost for acid-loving plants ( we are on clay here ) and used that in the planting hole. So far, the magnolia seems to be thriving and flowering well ( not yet this year, though and it is snowing as I write this)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you can do is get a large bag of potting compost 45/50ltrs cut the bag in half, puncture some holes in the bag and then bury the bag in the garden and then plant into the bag.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify.......I put the acid compost in the hole.....not the plastic bag as well, the way Greengage has suggested !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO Plant the bag in the hole then the plant in the compost in the bag. then the plant can grow away in the compost in the bag, You can plant it anywhere in the garden then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too late for me I'm afraid, I'll just have to take my chances now. By the way, I wasn't suggesting what I had done was the correct way....merely clarifying that I hadn't used the bag as well as the compost !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

opps not critising you thought Summer was posting and not you sive .I should pay more attention
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, Greengage. Enjoy your Easter weekend....I'll be staying warm by the wood fire and dreaming of getting back out into the garden....and recovering from the grandchildren and the chocolate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops! I was given a Magnolia tree and our soil is limestone till. Eeek!

It's been planted 3 or 4 years now and it's romping away at an enormous pace. I hope it won't stop. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to all you Guy's for all the help and information. It looks as if it might Grow for me if i follow the Instructions you have laid out here.
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