Hi Lyn, yes, it does absorb liquid, that's the idea, I'm hoping I will not have to water my hanging baskets and pots so often. Vermiculite is very expensive and I have to order it from Germany. I will only add a handful per litre of compost and mix it well. Will definitely let you know the results.
Here is a good description, I also know it as mimosa.
I am going to try something new next year for my baskets and pots. Instead of using vermiculite to retain moisture, I am going to try mixing Catsan Silica cat litter grains into my compost instead. Has anybody tried this before and what do you think of my idea?
Morning everyone, grey day here too, OH has turned the heating on.
Love the "green man", do make it your avater Verdun.
Dove, you haven't been playing around with infected compost, have you?! Hope you feel better soon!
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. " - Murphy's Law
For dahlia lovers searching for something special, here a great site
"Developed in Switzerland by a family fruit nursery that began as long ago as 1889, their Lubera brand specialises in new fruit varieties of all kinds. Their RedLove apple was launched last year."
I bought my dwarf apricot from them, but this is a German company, not Swiss, they just have a branch in Switzerland.
Sounds about right, Winniecat! Here instructions from RHS how to look after it.
PeterE17 wrote (see)
Is this another pepino aka melon pear aka solanum muricatum? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/what-is-this-plant-please/106059.html
Is this another pepino aka melon pear aka solanum muricatum?
By jove, I think he's got it!