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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: advice on repotting a ficus elastica variegata Reply with quote

I am repotting a ficus elastica variegata using http://www.gardencentre.co.uk/product.asp?id=71

I am concerned re the possibility of fungus gnats as had that before with other compost. This is a nice plant and do not want any problems. The compost is unopened.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive always used house plant compost when potting indoor plants not sure the loam in the john innes is suitable
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forest flame wrote:
ive always used house plant compost when potting indoor plants not sure the loam in the john innes is suitable

http://www.johninnes.info/about.htm#COMPOST%20No.3

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IN CONCLUSION:

John Innes Composts mean easier management and better plant growth particularly for:-

Bedding plants and vegetable seedlings

Tomatoes, cucumbers and melons

House plants and interior planters


Tubs, troughs, patio planters and window boxes.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi banner
i stand corrected good article. thanks for the info
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

forest flame wrote:
hi banner
i stand corrected good article. thanks for the info
ff
no problem it was not my intention to correct you Very Happy
Here is an interesting site on houseplants and fungus gnats which i wish I had had before
http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/fungus-gnats.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that. good site
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading more on the John Innes compost and it says

Because of the loam content in John Innes Composts, the fertiliser levels can be increased to suit the vigour or growth rate of the plant, which would not be safe in peat-based composts.


Why would it not be safe to increase fertiliser levels in peat based composts?

@ ff re site- no problem glad to help Smile
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