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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: compost question Reply with quote

Not sure where to post this hope ok here

I have a question about all purpose compost. In this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NUlIMaJUL4 it is said it'sbest to have no peat in it for bedding plants. I got some from Lidl which has 50 % peat. i used some of it when adding Lobelia to my pot of black bamboo because I think the bamboo was damaged by frost and no new shoots coming so pot looked a bit 'empty/

Also i was looking at katsura and it said it prefrred an erica* based soil. Does that mean ericaceous compost

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Advice appreciated
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a non peat compost is recommended so as to conserve our bogs, not because it is inferior to other composts based on sedges or coconut shells or other material.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
a non peat compost is recommended so as to conserve our bogs, not because it is inferior to other composts based on sedges or coconut shells or other material.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Oh I see. Thanks again Michael
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