Brian Whyer brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:41:27 PDT
I water and feed just with a small watering can. The sort sold for indoor plants. On a larger scale I might resort to a can with a rose. But the question is how do you disturb the soil when it is covered in gravel? Look at almost any of Ian Young's bulb logs on the Scottish Rock Garden Club website, eg. http://srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php/… the date 27/03/13. Apart from some moss on older pots, you will never see any soil, just coarse gravel. It would have to be a fine silt underneath, with poor drainage, for soil to come to the surface when watering.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 ish

>But no one says how to do this.  I water the plants with an overhead mister/sprinkler combination that has worked really well.  But when I tried to use a small watering can to apply liquid fertilizer this evening, I found it was really disturbing the soil in my nice little 4 inch pots with gravel surfaces.  Surely there is a better way, but I haven't seen any reference to how to do this most effectively.

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