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Author:  paulpash [ 14 Jun 2019, 19:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: Scots Pine Pruning

Brahma wrote:
That's a real pain about the substrate - I've been using Tesco cat litter in nearly all of my pots! When I repotted this pine, I thought it was a bit on the wetside but just put it down to the weather. Probably not then. I guess that's why a lot of the roots rotted?

Will it be ok to repot again next year and introduce some sanicat?



I'd honestly move away from it - especially where you live - it seems to rain a heck of a lot up there ( I go to Kielder regularly). You'll see a big difference.

Author:  Gary Jones [ 14 Jun 2019, 23:15 ]
Post subject:  Re: Scots Pine Pruning

I've switched nearly all my pines to lava, pumice and akadama in 1:1:1 (as recommended by Ryan Neil) and they're thriving in it. Certainly the mix of whatever type needs to allow a good air flow and not sit the roots in too much water.

Author:  Brahma [ 17 Jun 2019, 10:50 ]
Post subject:  Re: Scots Pine Pruning

Thanks gents - change of substrate for me from next year then! And I'll definitely keep an eye on the watering Tom.

Yeah, not been great weather wise up here Paul plenty of the wet stuff!

Author:  Brahma [ 07 Nov 2019, 15:17 ]
Post subject:  Re: Scots Pine Pruning

Hi everyone.

Just want to ask another quick question about this Scots Pine. It’s put out a little growth this year - not loads but some. I’ve just left it alone and fed it well all year and made sure it gets water when it’s been dry and left it a little longer between watering when it’s been damp conditions - I’ve been mindful of previous comments about the particle size of my compost mix so have actually let it dry out a bit.

So next spring, can I repot again I to bigger substrate? Bearing in mind I just repotted it this year?

Thanks all.


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