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By Yosser

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what kind of soil do hebe summer magic like



Any ordinary garden soil, though not waterlogged, preferably in full sun

24 Aug, 2010


Moist, well drained, slightly alkaline, ( looked that up ), having said that I have hebes and rhododendron enjoying the same patch and they are acid lovers.

24 Aug, 2010


Hebes are New Zealand natives, and as such love a free draining fertile soil in a sunny spot (Don't we all?!) They're great on chalk soils, but, usefully, seem equally happy on acid soils too. Too much nitrogen however, and the small compact varieties produce soft growth which is prone to mildew (in poorly ventilated conditions) ad frost damage early and late in the year. Phil J

24 Aug, 2010

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