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please help- car battery acid in soil how can i change this and make it a good?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 22:11

removed 8 years ago, the garedens nextdoor look ok- will have a better nosiy over the fence when i pop back to mesure up some stuff. 

i think they cleared up most if not all of it- have ordered myself a soil testing kit

please help- car battery acid in soil how can i change this and make it a good?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 18:03

nothing at the minute, we're not moving in till december. and the people there at the mo just graveled it.

i want to grow some veggies/ make a veggie patch. at the minute im growing them in pots and am happy to do so untill the gardens sorted as there is a fensed of area ready prepared  

please help- car battery acid in soil how can i change this and make it a good?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:08

ok, so moving house-lovely sized (if small) garden but then we find out that when the last people moved in 8 years ago they found a load of burried car batteries (they were cleared up by the environmental department). 

is there a way to recondition the soil so that i can grow lots of lovely flowers? or will any spillages have neutralised by now? 

thanks from kat

encouraging the local woodpecker to come back to the garden

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 00:17

thanks everybody for the advice, i'm out shopping for pet suplies tomorrow so will be picking up some penuts and more suet blocks. 

to robot, its a good pic and i have two large lenses so i should be able to get a good close-up, hopefully

to berghill, when the woodpecker was around all the magpies suddenly got very loud, could this have been because of the woodpecker?

i'll post my results

encouraging the local woodpecker to come back to the garden

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 01:14

we have a local woodpecker and im looking for ways for him to come near the garden again so i can photograph him, today (or yesterday) he came to a tree on the other side of the fence and then to my berry suet block in my feeder. i'm hoping he'll come back again (i acidently made a loud noise while on the phone when i saw him) but what can i use to tempt him in again? penuts? more berry-block?

i am very lucky in that the woodland my house backs onto (or is surounded by) brings alot of birds into the garden- we even have a blue tit nest! and also that my terrible trio of dogs love birds and dont chase them (a woodpeigeon was once sat on the fence with my youngest dog sat on the floor by it) so i am really hoping to be able to catch my elusive mr woodpecker on film

colour in a shady garden??

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 00:57

hi, im looking for plants and flowers to brighten up my drab garden, which is over looked by woodland and partial shady at best (though better now someone thinned overhanging branches). this year mum and i have decided to re-landscape our 20x15(feet) aprox garden. we also have two big enerjetic dogs who love to stick there noses in flower pots and plants in general so anything tthats on the durable side would be great. we have quite a few privit bush/trees, christmas roses (but their purple ? :S) and ontainer potatoes- we also have a slug problem...

thanks for any advice you can give

-kat.

p.s. my mum is allergic to lavender

Talkback: How to take rose cuttings

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 21:45
mum and i didn't think we could take cuttings from roses but will now try this, am going to take cuttings off 3 of my dads roses and try to grow them!
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please help- car battery acid in soil how can i change this and make it a good?

im moving house and the garden is lovely BUT theres a problem 
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encouraging the local woodpecker to come back to the garden

we have a local woodpecker and im looking for ways for him to come near the garden again so i can photograph him... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2012 at 14:57

colour in a shady garden??

what plants- particularly the colourful flowery variety (if any) grow well in a shady garden 
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