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Silty clayey soil.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 23:07

Never mind Bob just read the link. Many thanks.

Silty clayey soil.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 23:02

Brilliant Bob that's very helpful. I have grown b4 but that was in a different property with a raised bed and very different soil. But that's very helpful great stuff you've given me a lot to think about and start planning.

One more thing. It is a lawn at present I don't intend on doing this until next year, but would it be worth my while preparing the area now and just maintaining it, enriching the soil and the likes? 

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 21:44

Your're all very lucky.

Silty clayey soil.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 19:03

I have silty clayey soil in my property and I'm considering starting a vegetable bed. I was wondering if this soil type is suitable for growing and if so what veg is better suited to this type of soil?

plant ID.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 13:01

Thanks folks much appreciated.

plant ID.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:25

First one is like a giant daisy. Thats probably all they are

 okay so next is these. There really good for bees and butterflies.

 And finally these pink things have a few of them growing round the house.

 Thanks very much. I really should know what's growing in my garden but i was never one for ornamentals. More of the opinion if you can't eat it what's the point. But I'm starting to come round and appreciate them more. Perhaps I'm maturing

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:47

well a plant that originated on the sides of volcano's is always gonna be a hardy so and so.

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 18:42

Cool thanks everyone. Yeah its only fresh new shoots and just starting but i've seen it just up the road and it has exploded over the last few years the stuff is relentless. I know the local council have been trying to eradicate it for several years now but judging by the amount of it along the roadside they've failed miserably. I've done a fair bit of reading into it at this stage and although it is as good as becoming established as Japanese it doesn't seem to be as destructive. 

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:20

Yeah I know it's definitely Himalayan Knotweed. Was just wondering if it's as destructive as Japanese. Seems I can just pull it out though according to pansyface, Cheers

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 14:42

 Thats what it looks like.

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Silty clayey soil.

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plant ID.

plants in my garden. 
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