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05/10/2013 at 15:30

I have repotted a rhododendron and have two bags of used ericaceous compost. I often put used compost on the garden. Can I do this with ericaceous compost or will it harm the plants already thriving in non lime free soil/compost?

05/10/2013 at 15:47

Spreading it around the garden will not alter the ph a great deal or permanently. It will add bulk to the soil which will help with moisture retention and if its deep enough, weed suppression. Spread away!

05/10/2013 at 16:05

Agreed but,do you have any other acid lovers there?  Any blueberries? ,best to use it around those but it's fine to,use anywhere

05/10/2013 at 16:21

Verdun you know a lot of stuff how long you been gardening

05/10/2013 at 16:31

Since he was in nappies Susan....

05/10/2013 at 16:40

Very experienced then ha ha

05/10/2013 at 20:23

Thanks, Daintiness.  I can't bring myself to just discard it so I will now put it on my borders.  Sorry if you get this twice - I wasn't signed in the first time I tried!!

06/10/2013 at 00:10

Just looked in....some of you guys still trouble and causing mischief 

Hiya Susan,  been gardening since about 21 I guess.  Cleared concrete and rubble and planted some climbers and got hooked.  Always felt gardening was for people who couldn't do anything else.  What a plonker I was!   Just passionate "plantsman" growing quite a large number of good plants, veg and fruit.

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