Rainlilies & Stagonospora

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:04:21 PST
I add leaf mould, as a matter of routine, when potting snowdrops,
daffodils, Crocus, reticulate Iris (prone to 'Ink spot' fungus), freesias,
and some other genera. It certainly improves their growth in my conditions.
I had assumed that these bulbs benefit from the extra moisture retained
while in growth and that this also helps maintain consistent moisture
levels necessary  to maintain strong shoot growth in cormous plants, which
enter premature dormancy very easily  in drought conditions.
I am definitely prepared to accept that the benefits may be mycorrhizal at
least in part.
Peter (UK)

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