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Club question; GARDENING CLUB.

Byline: CAROL KLEIN

Last week Alec Cottrell wondered why seed packets and shrub labels don't indicate which soil is best suited to the contents. Carol: Most plants can thrive in a variety of soil conditions. There are infinite variations and nuances in their preferences that simply couldn't be addressed on a seed packet or plant label. Angela Wise by email: This information should only be provided with rhododendrons and azaleas, which die if you grow them in limey soil.

Lyndale Turner by email: Getting the soil conditions right before sowing is more important - and then it's a matter of trial and error until you get to know your soil. Soil pH between 6 and 7 is ideal for most plants. But do not sow when it's too wet or too dry.
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2013
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