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IanScott

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M. yaoshanensis
« on: 27 April, 2019, 23:33:10 »
I must admit that I was starting to get worried. M. henrici, M. heterandra and M. balangensis had all come though the grit/gravel layers in their troughs, but there was no sign of M. yaoshanensis and I was starting to think that I had lost the plants during the winter, despite putting a cloche over the trough.

However, the warmth of the last two days has done the trick and 7 out of the 8 plants in the trough are coming through!  They may not flower this year, but they certainly should next year.

Peter Kohn

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Re: M. yaoshanensis
« Reply #1 on: 28 April, 2019, 12:05:52 »
Exciting. What is the growing medium underneath the grit/gravel ?

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« Reply #2 on: 28 April, 2019, 23:10:55 »
In the troughs I am using a mix of two-thirds peat-based commercial compost and one-third chick grit with a slow release fertiliser.

It's in semi-shade for most of the year, but covered with a cloche over the winter to stop the mix from becoming sodden.

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« Reply #3 on: 29 April, 2019, 07:30:34 »
What would we do without chick grit ? WE now buy it by the pallet load for the botanic gardens nursery (although a lot is snapped up by other Friends of Sheffield Botanic Gardens).

 

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