Wondering if I screwed up
I planted six Erica x darleyensis (Mediterranean pink and Mediterranean white) today that I purchased at a deep discount from Lowes. I'm not sure what is the pH of my soil....I live in Western Massachusetts (Connecticut River Valley) and most of the soil in my region is sandy loam or loamy sand- I think on the acidic side but not sure. (?!).
Anyway, when I planted them, I mixed the native soil with Miracle-Gro Plant and Vegetable Garden Soil Mix (which I believe contains manure, peat moss, etc...not sure exactly). Now that I have done the deed, it dawned on me that such soil mix might not be good for Erica because I read that it likes poor soil....for all I know the Miracle-Gro may be alkaline.
The site gets mixed sun and shade depending on time of day.
The guy at Lowes, who seemed pretty knowledgeable for a guy at Lowes, said that this stuff flourishes no matter what- I find that hard to believe from my reading,
Any ideas? Am I probably OK?