I live in the north west of Cumbria, but cannot grow murtus communis - common myrtle, I last lived in Surrey, where it grew so well, and clearly the soil here is the opposite - one's alkali and the other acid, but I can never remember which is which. As those planted in my garden soil died, and following the advice of the supplying nursery near Penrith, I planted another in the correct compost in a large terracotta pot, and situated it in a mainly sunny and shelterd area. To no avail, as it struggled last year and then turned up its toes. I love myrtle, so how can I grow it up here in the far north?
On plant murtus communis
- 29 Apr, 2009