Jane McGary
Mon, 05 May 2008 05:49:26 PDT
Iain asked,
Could you tell us what your natural pH is, roughly please as I appreciate 
it might vary across the garden,
>and have you modified it to achieve what you have, lastly if modified what 
>Apart from  Cardiocrinum, no Lilies; is that planned or they prefer not to 
>'do' carefree?

The pH of the soil here is between 5.5 and 6 in most places. I don't add 
lime to it except occasionally in the vegetable garden. I think if you 
fertilize plants adequately, even "lime-lovers" are happy in slightly 
acidic soils.

I do grow lilies but would not consider them permanent because rabbits and 
deer are so likely toi eat the tops, and voles and gophers likely to eat 
the bulbs.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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