Posted: 26/06/2017 at 18:36
Noticed your comment re peat free compost - it's not the plant that minds whether or peat free it's the gardener.
Some of us, like Monty, do not use peat based composts as we don't agree with natural peat habitats been destroyed to provide us gardeners with a particular type of product.
Your lavenders won't care a bit so if money is tight don't use it replacing any more compost but I would encourage you to buy peat-free in future : )
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Hello ChrissieB and thanks for the comment. I had originally started out with the plan to not use peat based composts as, like you and Monty, I don't like the idea of the peat habitat being destroyed just for us gardeners. And I think it's up to us to push more for peat composts being taken off the market by simply not buying them. This time was a chalk mark up to experience...my upstairs neighbours were raving about this particular brand and I did some checking on the internet as well with the same result. It wasn't until I got them back home that I noticed what I'd actually bought...well you live and learn!!!
Lavenders seem to be doing fine and I'll have to get them into bigger pots at some point. Not sure what I'm going to do with all of them though...I haven't got a garden big enough for them. I do have some more large planters on order though.
Oh and I certainly do plan to buy peat free in the future as I want to grow as organically as possible, but rather difficult with the way my upstairs neighbours garden