Posted: 25/04/2012 at 07:59
Maybe we should start a sandy soil thread! I too try and put as much organic material in as I can. My garden is walled, and there used to be a terrace of 5 1up-1 down cottages in here, which were demolished in the late 1940s. I guess they just levelled the stones, which has left me with lots of different levels to play with. The garden next door has a couple of mature beech trees, so in Autumn my garden fills up like a box of cornflakes. I shovel them into a big builder's dumpy bag and they rot down over the year, so at the moment I've got a dumpy bag full of leaf mould, all of which will go on the garden through this season. Last years leaves will be ready for next year...but it doesn't seem to make much difference! I also have 3 compost bins, and have about a binful of stuff ready to use. I try and improve the soil bit by bit, rather than spreading it all too thinly.