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What soil to buy for Pinus nigra 210 cm tall?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,136
    Don't bank on it @amancalledgeorge :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I think Fairygirl is right.......as said previously, the OP has all the info he requested and needed to make a decision on pots/containers and the correct medium to use.
    There is only so much advice one can offer and then it is up to the OP to consider and do the best for his/her plants.
    We all live and learn after all :)

  • okeroker Posts: 22



    Any link where they sell this ready in one bag? In Czech Republic they sell this. But not to abroad. :( . So, it is really true UK is developing country. Even the pine I had to buy in Czech Republic.... Shame on UK. Like in the communism / socialism we had in the Czech Republic before the velvet revolution in 1989: Even a toilet paper we could not get in shops! So, UK is the same shame like Czech Republic before 1989!



  • Hmmmm -  at least one of us here has lost the plot  ;)
    I think you have probably had your fun  - best of luck with the toilet paper - I believe there is one on sale here which mentions "velvet " in it's hype - might be worth a try ?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,545
    Another WUM, i fear.
    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,143
    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: 35,136
    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: 26,165
    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: 1,624
    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: 26,165
    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.
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