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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 13th Apr 17, 7:39 PM
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    Saxifrage mossy
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    • 13th Apr 17, 7:39 PM
    Saxifrage mossy 13th Apr 17 at 7:39 PM
    What kind of soil and situation does this plant like? I love the stuff and can't seem to keep it alive long or to grow it from seed.
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    • Kyrae
    • By Kyrae 13th Apr 17, 9:55 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 9:55 PM
    Bit of advice here about growing it...
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3309217/How-to-grow-saxifrage.html

    Seems to like well drained soil, but not too dry conditions, neutral to alkaline soil, sun or part shade but not too hot!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 13th Apr 17, 10:27 PM
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    Oh thanks, it does look kind of picky doesn't it ! bah lol
    • Kyrae
    • By Kyrae 14th Apr 17, 3:46 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 3:46 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 3:46 PM
    Strangely enough it seems to grow well here on our alkaline clay soil, as long as it's not not in the really damp areas!! At least it's quite a cheap plant to buy, often in the 3 for £5 offers etc at the garden centre, so could always buy a few and scatter them around and if you find a spot they grow well plant more!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 14th Apr 17, 4:45 PM
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    Yes. so far I've got one place they have survived and that's it. I keep trying to make them spread, as I do love them.
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 18th Apr 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:48 AM
    We've got heavy clay here, and I've got lots of happy Saxifrage! We did mix a fair bit of compost into the beds, but I'm still not sure I'd call it well-drained... It's in full sun, but I've got some roses and other shrubby things growing above, so it doesn't tend to get the full force of the sun in summer.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 18th Apr 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:39 PM
    I've got soil like talcum powder, on a slope. One thing you can say about it is that it's well drained lol. But as it drains, so does all the goodness from it. I haven'y tried it in shade though - maybe that's the problem? It only thrives in one spot so far, and that is in full sun. It's a mystery to me..
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