Language questioon

honymandApril 25, 2009


What is the english term for a garden or bed with acidic soil which is usually used to grow rhododendrons, heather, vacciniums and other acid-loving plants.

/Hans Olav

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A Shrubbery, saith the knights who say nee! I guess that won't make much sense unless you have seen Monty Python's Holy Grail.....Seriously, though, I don't know that there is a specific term for it. In the South, it is called the yard.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 12:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mainegrower(Z5b ME)

Such gardens are usually referred to as peat beds. They're often constructed with low walls made from solid blocks of peat. The peat used to fill the beds is very coarse and solid - far different from the baled, dehydrated, and largely useless powder available in North America. The underlying rock in many parts of Britain is lime or as it is referred to there, chalk. Peat beds are necessary to grow acid soil demanding plants.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 4:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

Ericacious garden since the ericaceae is the acid loving plant family.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 2:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Yaks for Richmond, VA?
I am considering two Rhodies for a small, shaded, urban...
What type os Azalea to buy to achieve this...
My ultimate goal is to achieve the edge in the linked...
Mid-Atlantic: What are the most evergreen azaleas?
Unfortunately most of my azaleas are not named. But...
Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA
How can I revive my dying azalea? Please help
So I'm really horrible at keeping plants alive, but...
Azalea ID
This is an azalea left over from some that my great...
Sponsored Products
Educational Insights Pass the Peas - 3450
$21.99 | Hayneedle
Bookworm� Rectangular: 5 Ft. 4 In. x 7 Ft. 8 In. Kid Essentials - Language & Lit
$255.95 | Bellacor
Arteriors Home Joni Tapered Silver Glass Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Pipe Floor Lamp
Hydro Systems Dali 7040 Freestanding Tub
Modern Bathroom
GAX X Walnut Dining Table - 48" Wide - Artless
$6,800.00 | HORNE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™