loam soil

  1. Are you making these common gardening mistakes?

    Are you making these common gardening mistakes?
    Have you ever looked at your garden and felt that it wasn’t growing to its true potential? Perhaps your flowers are dying and you think you’ve either invested in dud plants or inherited the dreaded black thumb. Chances are it’s not that at all. Everyone has the ability to create a beautiful garden and take great care of their plants...
  2. The one-step test for soil type

    The one-step test for soil type
    Not all soils are made equal. Your soil type depends on the parent rock from which it’s formed, on the influence of climate over hundreds of years and on what your house builder or previous owners have done to it. Knowing your soil type means you’re better placed to pick plants that will feel right at home or improve the...
  3. Loam soil

    Loam soil
    Loam soil is the holy grail of gardening. It's easy to dig, stays moist without being poorly drained and has good amounts of nutrients. Added fertilisers are held in the soil and are easily accessed by plants. Loams have a mix of sand, clay, silt and organic matter. Most plants grow in loam and it's particularly well-suited to growing productive...

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