acid-loving


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Adj.1.acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
alkaline-loving - thriving in a relatively alkaline environment; (especially of plants requiring a pH above 7)
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Fertilize azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons after they finish blooming with a formula for acid-loving plants.
Have they had success with acid-loving plants, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, and blueberry bushes?
Here are some of my favourite acid-loving plants, also known as lime-haters.
It may sound odd, but the rust helps release iron, which is vital for the health of ericaceous or acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons.
Ideally, water them with rainwater from your water butt rather than tap-water from the hosepipe, which can be too alkaline for acid-loving plants.
Ideally, water them with rainwater from your water butt rather than tapwater from the hosepipe, which can be too alkaline for acid-loving plants.
ACID-LOVING plants like rhodos and camellias will benefit from an ericaceous feed.
This was already demonstrated by our isolation of both mesophilic and thermophilic acid-loving methanotrophs.
Some gardeners routinely spread a bag or two of lime onto their garden every year, figuring that it can't hurt, but a pH that is too high (alkaline) can be just as damaging as one that is too low, especially for acid-loving plants like blueberries and potatoes.
Old coffee grounds make great mulch for acid-loving plants like roses, hydrangeas and evergreens.
Gardeners know that if they try to grow acid-loving plants in alkaline soil, the plants won't grow.
Pine needles break down extremely slowly - it may take three years before they are fully decomposed and ready to use, but they are good to use on acid-loving plants.