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By Mad

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

My Camelias, Azaleas and Hydrangea are given sequestrine every 3 months as we don't have acid soil. Should this continue through the winter?




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Not during winter no they will not readily absorb

14 Oct, 2009

 

And there should be plenty of rain, which is acid anyway Mad. Treat them again in the spring, at the start of the growing season.

14 Oct, 2009

mad
Mad
 

Thank you both. So they'll be treated just around flowering time then.

14 Oct, 2009

 

Yes that would be about right

14 Oct, 2009

 

i only do mine twice a year, in march/april and then again about now.

14 Oct, 2009

mad
Mad
 

We followed the instructions on the packet Seaburngirl, but it didn't tell us the other bit about Winter. I wonder whether your soil is less alkaline than our's.

15 Oct, 2009

 

i have 2 ft of soil then its straight on to chalk bedrock. digging footings was 'intersting' and very hard work.

15 Oct, 2009

mad
Mad
 

I suppose the different manufacturers have different ideas. Also maybe the doses are different too.
Our's seems to be working though, hope your's is too.

16 Oct, 2009

 

The manufacturers will also encourage you to use the maximum dosage... maybe get a soil ph kit and check Mad?

17 Oct, 2009

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