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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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Rhododendrons are acid-loving plants and the limestone is alkaline.
About three to four weeks ago, they were given a 30-10-10 fertilizer for evergreen trees, cedars and acid-loving plants.
allotments, said: "Coffee grounds are a fantastic source of nutrition for acid-loving plants.
Use the same fertilizer you would apply to azaleas and other acid-loving plants.
Ericaceous compost is suitable for acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, Japanese acers and camellias.
nGive acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons and azaleas a feed with a fertiliser formulated for them, to prevent leaves turning yellow.
In order to grow acid-loving plants here extra work is required.
Instead of throwing away old coffee grounds, place them on the soil around acid-loving plants such as azaleas, roses and rhododendrons.
Mix grounds with soil around acid-loving plants and watch them
Of course, you can always plant acid-loving plants in tubs using ericaceous compost.
For me, the jewel in the crown of the show gardens was Furzey Gardens, Chris Beardshaw's woodland haven of acid-loving plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, acers and primulas, with a beautiful timber and thatch structure as the focal point.