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Tags archives: garden

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[...]

Suffolk & Norfolk Life

An interesting article in Suffolk & Norfolk Life this month all about gardening in December... “The nearer the new moon to Christmas Day, The harder the winter weather.”[...]

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

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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