Size of grit.

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Re: Size of grit.

Post by Keith H » Sun May 12, 2019 3:50 pm

MalcolmP2 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:16 am
Good morning all.
How can I remove the "solved" marker ?
Report your own post using the ! button and add a note that you would like it 'un solved ' and one of the mods or admin should be able to do it for you.
Regards Keith.

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Re: Size of grit.

Post by Phil_SK » Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm

I've fixed it for you but for future reference it's the tick icon (it toggles the 'solved' on and off each time you click it). :)
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Re: Size of grit.

Post by MalcolmP2 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:26 pm

Phil_SK wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm
I've fixed it for you but for future reference it's the tick icon (it toggles the 'solved' on and off each time you click it). :)
Ah (tu) I think my aim was badly off when I went to " quote Derek ! :oops:
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Re: Size of grit.

Post by SpikyMike » Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am

Phil_SK wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm
I've fixed it for you but for future reference it's the tick icon (it toggles the 'solved' on and off each time you click it). :)
I can’t see a tick icon ☹️ On iPhone browsing the forum
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Re: Size of grit.

Post by Tony R » Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am

SpikyMike wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am
Phil_SK wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 pm
I've fixed it for you but for future reference it's the tick icon (it toggles the 'solved' on and off each time you click it). :)
I can’t see a tick icon ☹️ On iPhone browsing the forum
On your iPhone, you will see 3 dots on a brown square to the right of your name.
Click on this and it will bring up a menu of Options to select,including the Tick at the bottom.

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Re: Size of grit.

Post by Apicra » Sat May 18, 2019 10:02 pm

To return to the subject of grit, I did visit both suggested Somerset nurseries while on my way conveniently to NT Tyntesfield last week. The vast Cadbury Garden Centre sells only the finer quartz "Horticultural Potting Grit" from Melcourt, but at £8 for two 20L bags, it is great value. I also bought a black bag from Cleeve Garden Centre which appears to contain more larger particles and is still good value at £6 for 25L. I found the information that Melcourt offer from their web site about stockists to be unreliable for the London area.
https://www.melcourt.co.uk/product/hort ... it-garden/
https://www.melcourt.co.uk/product/hort ... it-garden/

I find this quartz grit from granite "Cornish Grit" to be the closest to the material that so many succulents grow in in South Africa and prefer it to the more angular, crushed quartzitic sandstone/quartzite that, for example, is now sold branded with RHS approval.

So many thanks MalcolmP2 for helping me restock!

Best wishes,
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Re: Size of grit.

Post by MalcolmP2 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:38 pm

Apicra wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:02 pm
I did visit both suggested Somerset nurseries while on my way conveniently to NT Tyntesfield
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So many thanks MalcolmP2 for helping me restock!
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