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I have just discovered via Will Ingwersen's


book ‘Rock Gardening’ that Gentians should be in lime
free compost. No wonder mine died on me.
Will set up the planter with Ericaceous compost and invest
in some more. Older and wiser now.

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Diane I lost mine as well so you've probably given me the reason, thankyou for that, we're often wiser after the event....

6 Sep, 2014


You are very welcome Lincslass, all part of the service !

7 Sep, 2014


There are some species that tolerate /grow in lime. I have had one for about 4 years.

7 Sep, 2014


Thanks Diane - and Sbg . . . I sometimes wish that plant labels gave more information! They're certainly happy in 'rocky' habitats - wonderful to see drifts of them in the Dolomites a few years ago :)

14 Sep, 2014

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