What not to do when buying conifers: 1 buy planting material (hereinafter PM) from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic, southern and central Poland (where warm winters). Peter Thiel describes an additional similar source. Buy 2 pm, grown in open ground. How does it checked? It is necessary when buying to get the root ball from the pot. If you see an ugly stump roots, often covered grid – a fraud. Availability of grid points to -Dutch origin, although you will be convinced that pm of Poland, and even show the documents. As is done in the Netherlands: for a pittance to buy pm, grown in open ground, are imported into Poland for a couple of days, "plant" in pots and moving as Polish pm.
Recall that the survival rate of conifers taken from the open ground, is 20%. Russia is very tempting for a country of cheaters, the buyer is inexperienced, so everything that zavezesh will be sold What to do when buying conifers: 1 pm to buy from places close by climatic conditions in Russia (Finland, Sweden, the Baltic countries, north and north-east Poland). Buy 2 pm, grown in containers only. Com take out of the pot and find a normal living roots. Recall that survival rate of container plants, subject to proper planting is 97%.
for each plant should be named plant species, indicating the manufacturer's phone, fax, e-mail. Of course, the container plant will be slightly more expensive. Several recommendations for planting "container" pm. It should be borne in mind that during the growth of the pm no one was creating a shadow, the penumbra, so feel free to purchase Plant in the sun. No drainage in the form of glass, rubble, construction debris – all alkalify soil, and coniferous love the soil slightly acidic. The soil is prepared as follows: 50% peat + 50% of local land, the size of the pit 2 times larger container. In the case of very heavy clay: 50% Peat + very coarse sand. In winter the plant is not fed, the plants in winter, go hungry. That's all. Alexander Kurlovich (Journal grower)