Gunnar, that is very sad. I hadn't realized the acid rain problem was that
bad in Sweden, and it makes sense that your granitic soils would only add to
the problem. I suddenly feel very lucky to live where I do, in the dry
southwest, relatively untouched by pollution. But I know from experience
that trying to change the pH of soil in anything bigger than a small pocket
is almost impossible. I sure wish you luck, but it sounds like your iris
are going to have to be mostly beardless.
Barb in Santa Fe, where I have had the little I. danfordiae blooming for a
From: gunnar andersson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, February 02, 1998 2:44 PM
Subject: SV: cult
>Remember that the whole Sweden suffers from the air pollutions and acid
>Unfortunatly there is some factors that are unlucky especially in sweden,
>our ground are mostly granit and the soils are
>very much sensitive to acid rain. much airpollutions are also coming by
>western and southern winds from abroad.
>Many many lakes are completly dead by the sour rain and also the forests
>are getting big damages, and the trees are dying.
>Much job and huge amonth of money are spent in spreading lime in lakes and
>forests, to keep them alive.
>im also spreading lime in the garden, cause i dont want to grow only
>rhododendrons and i dont want all my pine trees to die.
>> Fren: Barbara Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Barb in Santa Fe, on a very flat lot, with not a speck of acid soil in
>> (though I'm beginning to get down closer to neutral in spots after 14
>> of compost).