Do You Know Your Soil’s PH Value?
Soil pH testing When you are designing your garden, it is really important to know what soil type you will be planting into and the pH of your soil. If you have alkaline soil, you won’t be able to grow blue hydrangeas, for example. What is soil? “The upper layer of earth in which plants […]
Jobs For May 8 Seasonal Tips
The UK had some very varied weather in April, and May is promising to be just as unsettled! Whatever the weather though, there are plenty of jobs to be getting on with in May. Preparing beds Now is the time to put some love into preparing the beds for your summer bedding. You will reap […]
The Soil is warming up; time to mulch!
What is mulch? The RHS defines mulches as: “loose coverings or sheets of material placed on the surface of cultivated soil.” You can apply mulch to soil on the ground or on top of composts in containers. There are two types of mulch; biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Biodegradable mulches The design purpose of a biodegradable mulch […]