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13/05/2013 at 07:53

Hi have plants that like good drainage was going to use john innes no 3, and grit should i add sharp sand as well and if so what mixture. thanks

13/05/2013 at 08:31

Morning bluejan

Depends on your plants and what you mean by "good drainage".  Often plants are described as needing moisture and good drainage!!  Adding grit....perlite is better....to compost or soil will help drainage.  For example, I have a tender euryops sub shrub that needs sharp drainage and I've used 50/50 mix in a terracotta pot.

 

13/05/2013 at 08:40

Good morning Verdun, I am going to plant ferns, bamboo,cordys, palms, fatsia and euphorbia martinii. many thanks

13/05/2013 at 10:17

Ah the old "moist well drained soil" i often wonder if anyone actually knows what that means, as it appears on just about every plant label you ever buy. 

 

 

 

13/05/2013 at 10:40

Well if anybody does know can they please tell me!

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