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What soil to buy for Pinus nigra 210 cm tall?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,832
    Another WUM, i fear.
    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,241
    I belong to a Bonsai society and some members do use Akadama but it is usually sold by specialist nurseries but is very expensive (comes from Japan).You can buy it on eBay
    However some of us use Sanicat Cat litter as this is a type of moler clay,Tesco do a similar one.
    Bonsai trees are a bit different from a 2m tall pine tree.
    I still cannot see why there is this need for such a large tree to be kept in a pot for transferring to the ground in a couple of years or so.
    Just buy a small tree for Christmas and get a large one when you have a suitable garden and site to grow it.
    If you must grow a big one just use John Innes No.3.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    I've tried very hard not to say that @punkdoc, but when it walks like a duck etc.

    What really annoys me is that many people here have taken time to offer all sorts of helpful advice, and not once has @oker said thanks. Instead, he/she has continued to be a complete PITA. 
    Well done. I hope you're proud of yourself. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    In a very non racist way, can I say, you're not obliged to stay here , I'm sure you'd be more than welcome back in the Czech Republic. 
    Just imagine the fun you could have with wonderful pine trees and a lovely array of potting media.
    Devon.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 1,719
    If you have to add a disclaimer, you know you have said something very stupid...bordering on the bigoted @Hostafan1 no need to go that way. You're better than this. Better to ignore this thread and move on. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    edited November 2019
    I don't think it's bigoted at all. Nobody HAS to live in this country, born here or born elsewhere.
    I'm fed up with folk complaining about this country, those born here and those born elsewhere. If they don't like it, they're free to leave. 
    I'd say it's fairly bigoted to say that this country is worse than former communist Eastern Europe .
    An even better idea would be, rather than complaining about it, get off their backsides and do something to make things better , for themselves, and for others too.
    Devon.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 1,719
    Oh @Hostafan1 I have paid taxes in this country for 22 years I have every right to criticise how my money is spent and the overall plunge into xenophobia and nationalism in this country. Telling me to go where I came from is indeed bigoted even if you don't want to hear it. You can't shut us up because it somehow doesn't please you. But this attitude is the very reason I don't want to take British nationality and more than happy to be an EU citizen.
    And for you to be offended about being compared to Eastern Europe says more about you that the poster...maybe get off your British exceptionalist horse and smell the coffee.

    Over an out.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,151
    Hmm ... to compare the UK to a third world country does strike me as being a bit rude 😞

    Quite a few of us have tried and tried on this and another thread to help the OP achieve his aims. 

    Few of us expect gratitude (although it is nice when it arrives) but to receive insults is likely to irritate the most even-tempered of us. 

    I think we’ve offered as much advice as we can to @oker on this subject and suggest we move on 😊 



    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    edited November 2019
    Oh @Hostafan1 I have paid taxes in this country for 22 years I have every right to criticise how my money is spent and the overall plunge into xenophobia and nationalism in this country. Telling me to go where I came from is indeed bigoted even if you don't want to hear it. You can't shut us up because it somehow doesn't please you. But this attitude is the very reason I don't want to take British nationality and more than happy to be an EU citizen.
    And for you to be offended about being compared to Eastern Europe says more about you that the poster...maybe get off your British exceptionalist horse and smell the coffee.

    Over an out.
    When did I tell YOU , or anyone else to " go where you came from" 
    I merely pointed out that everyone is free to leave whether they were born here or born somewhere else.
    I'm not offended by anyone comparing us with communist eastern europe, I'm suggesting that to make that comparison might be considered bigoted.
    I'm more than happy with our "free movement" of migrants, I'm just bored with folk constantly moaning about it here.
    I share you concerns about "the overall plunge into xenophobia and nationalism in this country."  and have criticised both in this Forum on many occasions.
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,820
    It seems a bit extreme to damn a whole country or culture because you can't be bothered to mix your own compost. Seems more like a first world problem to me. I'm sure people living in third world countries have more pressing problems.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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