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02:41PM, 20 Oct 2009
Heather
Can you please tell me what the ideal Ph is for roses, also camellias/ azaleas.What can I add if neutral 7ph.

I have 2 garden beds- one is planted with roses, the other has less sun, and has camellias, azaleas and hydrangeas. The ph is 6-7. What should I give each bed to make the ph correct for each.
thanks, Heather

Submitted: 09:09PM, 26 Sep 2012
Answer: Hi Heather,

A pH of 6-7 in your rose bed is quite acceptable. Incorporating lots of organic matter into the soil and feeding your roses with a fertiliser that has been specificaly formulated for roses will certainly benefit your plants. We would suggest that you use Dynamic Lifter Plus Organic Based Flower Food – an excellent product for roses.

The pH in your camellia/azalea garden bed could be lower as these plants prefer an acidic soil. You can lower the pH by applying a product called Yates Acitone. The best time to apply this product is in autumn and spring. Your soil is not alkaline so you may only need to apply the product once. Once you have reached the desired pH, 5 – 5.5 regular application will maintain the soil in the correct condition.

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Answered: 01:48PM, 27 Sep 2012

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