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Garden Lime Granular Agricultural Limestone pH Soil Improver Calcium Magnesium

£4.99£17.99

  • Perfect for reducing the acidity of the soil and increasing the pH level.
  • Suitable for all garden soil and enables good bacteria to flourish as well as releasing plant food.
  • Contains calcium carbonate to keep plants healthy and strong. Also contains some magnesium to encourage strong and vibrant leaves.
  • The lime coagulates the tiny clay particles which makes the soil more friable and easy to work. In turn this breaks up heavy clay soil improving drainage.
  • Ideal for alkaline loving flowers, citrus fruit trees and vegetables such as cabbages and other brassicas.
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Description

Garden Lime Granular Limestone Calcium Magnesium

Uses

Contains calcium carbonate to keep plants healthy and strong. Also contains some magnesium to encourage strong and vibrant leaves.

Suitable for all garden soil, however it is advised not to be used within potting media.

The lime coagulates the tiny clay particles which makes the soil more friable and easy to work. In turn this breaks up heavy clay soil improving drainage.

These plants prefer a neutral → alkaline soil:

Flowers – Delphiniums, Buddleia, Gypsophila, Iris, Bluebell.

Trees – Maple, Douglas Fir, Citrus Fruit Trees.

Vegetables – Brassicas such as Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Swede.

Club Root

Garden Lime prevents club root in Cabbages, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and other Brassicas.

Can also affect ornamental and wild relatives such as Cheiranthus and Aubrieta.

Club Root is a fungal infection leading to swollen and distorted roots and stunted growth. Occurs between midsummer to late autumn when soil is moist and warm.

Symptoms:

Above ground – Stunted growth, purplish foliage and wilting in hot weather.

Below ground – Root system becomes swollen and distorted.

If left untreated plants will die.

Application

Garden Lime can be added all year around, but it is recommended to add in the autumn/winter for annuals such as vegetables before frost so that it can take affect over the course of winter.

It is also recommended to add lime before planting as this will help the product have more effect compared to when added to the surface of established plants.

For highly acidic soils apply every year, for other types of soils every 2-3 years.

When applying more than 0.5kg per sq m – dig half into the soil and sprinkle the other half on the surface.

When applying less than 0.5kg per sq m – dig the entire amount in, but can be sprinkled on the surface if digging is not practical.

Incorporate in the top 20cm/8″ of soil.

For young plants:

Dig into planting hole. 1 handful (35g) per sq m.

Establish plants:

Sprinkle around plant and water in. 2 handfuls per sq m.

Soil Conditioner:

Fork in feed. 2 handfuls per sq m.

Clay Soil:

Original pH of soil Kg per sq m
6.0 0.6
5.5 1.0
5.0 1.4
4.5 1.8

Loam Soil:

Original pH of soil Kg per sq m
6.0 0.5
5.5 0.8
5.0 1.2
4.5 1.5

Sandy Soil:

Original pH of soil Kg persq m
6.0 0.5
5.5 0.7
5.0 1.0
4.5 1.3

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