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It is grow Bark Pine that Mike was using and has a Ph 4.5-5.5, and the bag I had was labeled with the name on it.

I am using it, trialling some Disa orchids in it instead of sphagnum moss peat, so far the test is positive but will need to wait until spring to check the root systems.

http://melcourt.co.uk/archive/pdf/Melcourt Growbark-Pine.pdf

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Hotsteppa, I bought my coir for about £14 for eight bricks (inc posting). This makes about 80 litres when wet.

Perhaps not the cheapest but you have to be careful with coir. If you find a brand that you can trust, stay with it. As said before, some of it can be dodgy.

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44 minutes ago, David Ahrens said:

I have just hauled a bag of Melcourt out of the shed to look at it again. It says Growbark Pine down one side.

Weird you had problems then. 

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Alexis, it may be down to other things. I went on holiday twice and each time the VFT's were in deep water. Perhaps they don't like this with Melcourt. I have lowered the water level and they are looking better now. Also, straight substitution of Melcourt for peat may not be good. I could try Mike's mix another year. 

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