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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
How to grow hardy fuchsias / RHS Gardening

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2 or a peat free multi-purpose compost...Fill a 15cm (6in) pot with peat-free cutting compost and firm lightly in place
Rhododendrons on alkaline soils / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...A high level of organic matter in the soil is advantageous, particularly an acid medium such as peat substitute, chopped bracken or decayed pine needles but this alone will not bring about any appreciable reduction in soil pH, especially where the soil and ground water is alkaline...This is mainly due to the pH of the soil moisture which will gradually raise the pH of the media over time
How to grow pittosporum / RHS Gardening

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Use a peat-free compost with added John Innes , or a 50:50 mix of John Innes No...3 and peat-free multipurpose compost
Vegetables in containers / RHS Gardening

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The soil-based compost John Innes No 3 is especially easy to manage, but other composts, including peat-free varieties, are also suitable
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 grow ferns / RHS Gardening

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Ideally use a mix of three parts peat-free multipurpose compost, one part John Innes No.3, and one part horticultural grit by volume...Fill the pot or small seedtray with John Innes seed compost or a 50:50 mix of peat-free multipurose compost and sharp sand
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
How to grow phormium / RHS Gardening

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Grow in a peat free multi-purpose compost with added John Innes potting compost

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