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Growing mediterranean herbs in a container

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:20

Many thanks to both of you!

Growing mediterranean herbs in a container

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:31

Hi Folks

Live in Scotland and purchased one of these. Bath 4ft x 2ft x 1ft

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BKPrBrCpL._SX450_.jpg

It is in a very sunny site in the garden against a white wall. Im looking to grow Thyme and Rosemary and other herbs. Im aware that it needs very free draining soil and I have placed many drainage holes. Has anyone got any recommendations on what substrate and quantities should I use for this.

Many thanks

Neil

Lichen looking plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:15

Yes, it's the same compost. How can I stop thiIs catolgue of disaster.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26885.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

On closer inspection the browning on the azalea was old flowers

Lichen looking plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:32

Live in Scotland so its had a fair amount of rain water. However, I have also been using tap water.

The azalea looks not bad.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26863.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26864.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks again

Lichen looking plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:51

Hi again

 

Thanks, that looks the one. The container was planted a couple of months ago. I may have been over watering it. Its the size of a bath tub and has the rhododendron, 3 small heather and an azalea. The rhodo floured a month ago and new greenery was appearing, now it looks prerry bad

Lichen looking plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:04

I have a large planterr with Heathers and a miniture rhododendron.

I have patches of this dotted around the soil.

Any ideas

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26850.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

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My evergreen rhododendron is also in a bad way. To me (very inexperienced) It looks to be dying.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26851.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Any help would be great.

Thanks
Neil

Soil or Compost Mix for container

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:26

Thanks very much for the reply.

Its a very robust bath used for builders rubble or washing pets

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ljFsLnwvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I have drilled several holes for drainage. Fill with 2 terracota pots worh of rubble and some large stone. Ive filled with some top soil from a well know DIY centre. I have bagged up some leaves from last autumn. Should I incorporate that into the soil? I did notice eggs in it before bagging it up before christmas. Could I used grit from a well know DIY store?

Thanks again

Neil

 

Soil or Compost Mix for container

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:00

Hi All

I have a container that is approx the size of a bath tub. I am looking to plant it with border plants, bulbs etc and was wondering what planting medium should i use to  fill such a container. Soil, Compost or a mixture?

Any help would be great.

Thanks

Neil

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