1. I have a big, light and airy bathroom and I would love to be able to take a bath surrounded by plants. Which plants are most suitable for this environment?

It is easy to create a tropical atmosphere in your bathroom with a few beautiful plants. Many plants love a humid environment. If you have a lot of space, something like a potted palm is great to create atmosphere; for instance a parlour palm, a pigmy date palm or a fan palm.
Somewhat smaller are the St. Bernard's lily, umbrella sedge and ficus.
A spectacular flowering plant for a spacious and light bathroom is Medinilla magnifica, the Malaysian orchid.
All these plants do best with reasonably stable temperatures. Pure plant food also helps to keep plants healthy if there is not quite as much light, or if the temperatures tend to fluctuate a bit more. Because of the added supporting and strengthening ingredients the plant can do with a little less sunlight and has more resistance against illnesses



2. I would like to attract more butterflies to my garden, how do I go about that?

By making sure that there is enough food for them; in other words, by providing flowering plants with nectar. Butterflies are vulnerable and like gardens that are sunny and sheltered from wind.
It is important to make sure that you have plants of different heights in your garden because this is how butterflies find their way. Height differences between plants often also create more sheltered spaces, which butterflies will make good use of.
Pure organic plant food for borders helps plants to flower longer and more intensely, which butterflies will be grateful for. And being organic it will not harm the insects and wildlife in your garden. Visit www.uwtuinvolvlinders.nl to find a programme to help you determine which butterfly-loving plants are suitable for the soil type and gardens in your region.



3. Do I need to fertilise my soil before sowing a lawn?

It is certainly a good idea to fertilise the soil before starting a new lawn. This improves the soil and stimulates soil organisms, so that the roots can establish themselves better and it is easier for the grass to absorb the nutrients in the soil.
Also think about the right grass for your purpose. If you want your children to be able to roughhouse on it, use playgrass. If you are looking for a decorative lawn and you don't have a lot of time for maintenance, choose a slow-growing seed mix. Will a large part of your lawn be in the shade? It is best to get the advice of a specialist.



4. Every time it rains I end up with big puddles in my garden. What do I do if my garden is too wet?

If your garden is always boggy it means that your soil is not draining water well enough. You can improve your soil by working peat granules into it. Peat granules absorb a lot of water and hold it longer. Make sure to work this material into your soil to a depth of around 20 cm.



5. My children love playing football on the lawn, but it is really damaging the grass. What can I do about this?

A good fertiliser helps get your grass stronger and greener. The Pure products have even helped the Feyenoords ‘Kuip’ stadium become one of the best football fields in Europe.
The Pure organic fertiliser granules for grass naturally help strengthen the grass. It increases the resistance against illnesses and makes the roots and plants stronger. Guaranteed without chemicals, so that you can let your children play football and romp around on your lawn without worrying about their health.



6. I am really pleased with the Pure potting soil. Although the bag says that it doesn't shrink I was sceptical initially. How is it possible that your soil doesn't shrink but all the others do?

Thank you for the compliment and we are very happy that you are so pleased with our product. The special composition of the best peat types ensures that the aeration and water circulation in the soil always remain good. We have also added extra nutrients so that the plant does not need any additional plant food for up to 120 days. After this period we suggest that you add Pure plant food to the water once a week. The plant will remain fresh and healthy, and natural ingredients that protect the soil from drying out and shrinking have been added to this food as well.



7. What is the best time to fertilise my lawn?

It is best to use Pure organic fertiliser granules 2 to 3 times a year between March and October. Fertilising the soil when establishing a new lawn gives it a good start and considerably increases your chances of having a lawn that stays healthy and green. Be careful to spread the granules very evenly. The result is so good that you will actually notice if you have missed a bit.



8. What is the best time to trim my buxus plants?

The end of May tends to be the best time, but in any case before the longest day (21 June). You can give your plants or hedge a second trim at the start of September. This gives your buxus a chance to recover a little bit, and it will start winter with a fresh green colour. Only trim when the sky is overcast, otherwise your buxus may suffer from burning, after which it will take a very long time to recover. If it should become sunny shortly after you have trimmed your buxus be sure to spray with water regularly to prevent burning. Wetting the plants first will also make them easier to trim.
Use very sharp secateurs or hedge trimmers as this does less damage and you will therefore have fewer brown leaves.
Pure food for buxus helps the plant to remain healthy and recover quickly after being trimmed.



9. Can I also use Pure food for my container-grown buxus plants or would then the concentration be too high?

Pure organic fertiliser granules for buxus, hedges & conifers are suitable for plants that are grown in the ground and in containers. Use a quantity of 50 grams per 10 litres of potting soil, this is roughly a handful.



10. My grandma used to grow beautiful sky-blue hydrangeas in her garden. I seem to remember she used to put nails in the soil to get that blue colour, but for me that isn't working.

Theoretically you should be able to turn your pink hydrangeas blue by putting rusty nails in the soil. However, you would need a lot of nails! It is easier to add iron by dissolving a bit of alum in your watering can. Garden centres also have special products to make hydrangeas blue, which are based on water-soluble metal salts.
Be aware that you can turn pink hydrangeas blue, but that white hydrangeas will remain white no matter what. Pure plant food for borders does not really change the colour of hydrangeas, but it does make sure that they flower longer and more intensely.



11. Is there any reason I can’t use ordinary cow manure to fertilise my vegetable garden?

Certainly, cow manure is an excellent fertiliser for vegetable gardens. However, Pure manure granules are a lot easier to use, do not smell as strongly, are fully organic as well and do more than just fertilise. We have added pure, natural ingredients like vinasse and cocoa shells, which increase the plant’s resistance and help you to get an abundant harvest.


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