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Campanula Cochlearfolia

Discussion in 'Alpine Gardening' started by Paul Benson, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Paul Benson

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    I've lost 3 of these plants over the last 2 years, the latest one dying on me recently when it was planted out last year and seemed to establish. There are other alpines in this planting area, but they have all survived well. The soil is on the sandy side so it is free draining and the site is west facing in full sun from midday. The soil can get quite dry in a warm/hot summer. I've no idea why the Campanula has been suffering as I thought they can grow happily in gravel. Any ideas please?
     
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      they hate the wet and require very well drained soil over the winter best grown in a pot or a trough.

      When you have bought the plants if growing in a peaty soil wash this off as it holds too much water and replant them john ins no or 2 is ideal with added grit.

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        kindredspirit Gardening around a big Puddle. :)

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        Limestone grit is good for them if you can get your hands on any.

        (I took a dustbin to a Limestone Quarry and filled it up with grit for a fiver.)
         
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