soil

  1. 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...
  2. Clay soil

    Clay soil
    Clay soil is made up mainly of clay particles. On the positive side, they are rich in nutrients. On the negative side, they can be hard to dig and poorly drained. They become waterlogged when it’s wet but crack as they dry out during extended dry periods. If you are unsure about whether your soil is clay or not, there...
  3. Preparing soil for autumn planting

    Preparing soil for autumn planting
    The secret to thriving plants in spring is healthy soil, and autumn is the perfect time to give it some TLC.  Like a chef blends ingredients to create a delicious balance of flavours, soil prep is all about getting the right mix of nutrients to create great growing conditions for plants. Based on a one square metre area, the below is a step-by-step...
  4. Autumn is planting season

    Autumn is planting season
    The secret to a gorgeous spring garden isn’t a planting frenzy in early spring, but right now!

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