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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis / RHS Gardening

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Re-pot in February or early March using a peat-free, ideally one formulated specifically for houseplants
Hairy, spiky, round and knobbly cucumbers thrive in summer heatwave at RHS Garden Harlow Carr / RHS Gardening

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The peat-free mixed compost has a top layer of coco pith to improve root development and quick start the culture and a husk chip bottom layer which helps oxygen permeate the roots
Ferns: hardy / RHS Gardening

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Use a mix of 3 parts peat-free multipurpose compost, 1 part John Innes No 3, and 1 part gritty sand by volume
Root vegetables: storing / RHS Gardening

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To prevent shrivelling in vegetables which lose moisture such as carrots, celeriac, swedes and beetroot, store the roots in layers of moist sand or peat-substitute in boxes, in a frost-free, dark place such as a shed or cellar
Mushroom compost / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...However, it often contains some peat which is no longer recommended for horticultural use due to the damage to peatland ecosystems which contribute to climate change
Projects on compost - home-made green compost as potting soil? RHS study / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...RHS project team Dr Paul D Alexander Start date 31/01/2004 12:03:43 End date 31/01/2005 12:03:48 Keywords Composting, compost, potting mix, growing media...It can therefore be problematic for use in growing media at high inclusion rates
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...Use a standard cactus compost or a loam based compost such as John Innes No 2 with added leafmould (or peat substitute) and grit to help improve the drainage...Schlumbergera are pretty much pest and disease free with only mealybug being a common pest
How to get the best from your container plants / RHS Gardening

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Add a peat-free multi-purpose compost to about three-quarters full

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