Urgent help required

Just been potting up some Sempervivum calcareum,Aeonium arboreum and Faucana tuberculosa in to single terracotta pots my question is i was using 10 parts john innes No3 and 2 parts horticulrural grit is this a ok mix? as i just watered them and the water was taking about 3-4 mins to drain in to the soil should i take out and add more grit or leave it?

 

cheers guys 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,235

    I use ordinary multi purpose compost and grit in equal measures kev. Think the JI will hold more water anyway so I'd suggest adding grit would be better. The freer the drainage the more ideal it is for these plants. image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    Personally speaking I'd use 50% JI and 50% grit for those.  

    I'm sure you know they'll need little or no water in the winter.

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  • Fairygirl Exactly what i thought cheers. . JI is what the people at St Michaels mount gardens said use. i just forgot to ask what mix. 

  • Dovefromabove cheers redoing them now image cant believe im an idiot oh well. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,269

    If you need a free draining compost you cant get better than Erin Excel.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722
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     Verdun, aeoniums can get pretty big in Norfolk image

    These are not growing on a bank or in a raised bed. 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,730

    Lovely Dove.  They are always a plant that makes me think of East Ruston!

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