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Tags archives: garden

Planning your garden - part 2

If, on the other hand, your first real garden is going to be your retirement hobby, aim for something simple (you’ll be glad you did as the years go by, anyway!) and put any spare [...]

Hints on Planning Your Garden

A garden should contain things you like, within reason, where you want to see them, as it is you who is going to have to live with them. There are only two fundamental planning con[...]

Seed and potting composts

With an abundance of soil all around you it is tempting to use this if you want to plant things in containers, or re-pot existing ones. After all, it is free, so what’s the point o[...]

Assessing your soil

Apart from asking around, a rough way to get some guidance is to one-quarter fill a screw-topped jar with your ordinary garden soil, and then fill the jar almost full of water. Sha[...]

Soil types part 2

Peaty soils: Peat soils are found in areas which have been waterlogged over a long time so that dead vegetation has been unable to rot down properly with the aid of aerobic bacteri[...]

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