Posted: 15/01/2015 at 13:35
John...that ph test is worth doing!
I garden on neutral soil but once made a raised bed to accommodate acid loving plants. Used lots of sulphur. I agree with Salino that this can be an expensive....in my case a frustrating ......form of gardening. Always wise to go with your soil/conditions. The raised bed has long since gone.
If your soil is sufficiently acidic you shouldn't need to add sulphur or anything else. Your soil will naturally suit the plants you want to grow.
since you have not planted a large border before I would also suggest you don't rush into mass planting right now. You will prob be using plants new to you (?)