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Author archives: David

Soil types

Apart from regional variations in subsoil type, top soils vary considerably. They can even be totally different in different parts of the garden. Before attempting to do any pla[...]

The brown stuff continued

Topsoil is the top layer of soil, which contains most humus and animal organisms, and is therefore the most fertile. It varies in depth from place to place, but is usually about a [...]

The Brown Stuff

It cannot have escaped your notice as you fight your way through the jungle outside the patio door that under all this herbage is a substance in varying shades of brown, known as S[...]

The established garden

Approach this with extreme caution. Do not tear everything up as soon as possible, regardless of whether it is worth retaining or not. It is a wise policy to give it, and yourself,[...]

The derelict site – Part 2

Assuming there aren’t any restrictions, and you decide that a tree has to go, it is far better to deal with it while the garden is being gutted than leave it for a while until it g[...]

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