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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.
Posted by: Michael Adams
Date/Time: 24/07/15 00:49:00

Gerry Tan explained

We've had bay trees in containers for years and
found too much watering ain't good for healthy
growth.

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Good drainage is an essential too in my opinion.
A couple of small, cheap bags of gravel, medium
and small for putting in the bottom of pots,
preferably pots with holes, will do as much
good as any amount of expensive composts.
Any decent liquid feed suitably diluted will
provide all the nutrients needed. While bays
aren't particularly fussy as to soil type.

When, and if it comes to pot on, there are always
plenty of nice healthy roots which have made their
way down into the gravel where they've been able
to breathe and absorb any nutrients in the water
which has seeped down.

In this particular situation I'd recommend a
soil moisture meter although I don't use them
myself. One with a 200mm probe can be had for
around 5 - and needs to be left in the soil
for 60 secs. Plenty on the web anyway.

michael adams

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Bay tree advice urgently required.23/07/15 16:33:00 Ann Williams
   Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.23/07/15 17:12:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.23/07/15 17:15:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.23/07/15 18:51:00 Michael Adams
      Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.23/07/15 23:54:00 Gerry Tan
         Re:Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.24/07/15 00:49:00 Michael Adams
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.24/07/15 03:08:00 Gerry Tan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bay tree advice urgently required.24/07/15 12:44:00 Ann Williams

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