Ashleigh 2

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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:30

Edd, we should have a thread about cheap and preferably free gardening solutions. I spent some time today researching plants I would have in and around the pond I haven't got and it came to £130! This forum's great but every time some one mentions a plant they love I look it up and love it too. The wish list is getting very long.


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:56

Wow Dove, your pond is looking fab 

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 16:40

Hi Edd, I just googled PH test reviews and the one that stood out was Luster Leaf 1612. It's American so most reviews were on Amazon US but they were consistently good, this one impressed me,

"I'm re-ordering this pH testing kit,because I've used up the pH tests of the first kit I bought. It's excellent. Contrary to what one other reviewer has said, it's extremely accurate. I had my pH tests repeated by the local Agway farm store manager and also by the County (Agricultural) Cooperative Extension agent. Both of their pH tests were exactly the same as those I got using the Luster Leaf pH tests.

Instructions are very clear and simple. The test itself takes only about 3 to 5 minutes to do. (Though if you go on to test N, P, and K with Luster Leaf's test kit for those elements, those tests will take a few hours - hands on time for those other tests is still only a few minutes though)."

I did find it on Amazon UK, £6.43 for ten.

Lots of questions

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 16:03

Thank you all, Calke Green is perfect, and thanks for the money saving tip Artjak

Lots of questions

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 23:43

1) I want to plant the climbing rose 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain' against a N/E facing workshop/shed, the garden is rustic/cottage style, what colour should I paint the shed?

2) Do Dodecatheon plants have leaves in the summer after flowering?

3) Can I put bedding lobelia seedlings on a window sill in an unheated draughty shed now?

Thank you so much in advance

Mystery of pH/useful list

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 23:29

Thanks Mike, do you know a good accurate soil testing kit, I bought one last year and it gave a result of 6.5 for my garden soil a bag of ericaceous compost and a bag of MP compost, that can't be right can it?


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:44

Hi all, I watched a documentary about Maria Callas, apparently she lost loads of weight with the help of a tapeworm! 

Having read a lot of posts about how good Geoff Hamilton was on GW I had a look on youtube and there are heaps of videos 

Climber for shady wall?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:37

Hi Sprig, there are also lots of Clematis that would do well there and they combine well with roses, Fujimusume and Pink Fantasy are two of my favourites but there are many more, have an option to search their site for shade tolerant varieties.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:08

the project doh!


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:08

What's project Edd?

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