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for tulips as the flower embryo is already in the bulb-but after that........... False economy in my opinion not to replace-I just use old compost as a soil conditioner
Can I use the compost in my potato bag for growing anything else - e.g. bulbs etc. The potatoes were fine, but the leaves had blight.
Recycle - I would advertise it on your local freegle site - someone will be grateful and come and take it away for you.
Digging and forking through the soil allows you to loosen any compaction, remove weeds and debris as well as providing the perfect opportunity to add the organic matter. Plants need good soil conditions if they are to give the best results
Hi everyone, am new to the forum. Please can i get some advice of how to get rid of bugs and insect in the soil. What happened is last week i removed all my old old, and underneath them i could find all types of insects. Please can you advise
Reading some posts from new gardeners it seems to me many do not know how Important it is they know what type of soil they have, viz., what PH it is. A very cheap soil testing kit is all they need and it could save a lot of heartache and expense
I have just seen an osteopurnum that is variegated, evergreen and has white flowers this time of year. It is just what I need to complete the white border I have, problem is the label says acid soil. The soil here is more alkali. Has anyone
Hi All I have a container that is approx the size of a bath tub. I am looking to plant it with border plants, bulbs etc and was wondering what planting medium should i use to fill such a container. Soil, Compost or a mixture? Any help would
Hi i have some excess compost and i was thinking of puting it on my beds instead of top soil. 1 is this a good idea? 2 what is the difference between the two? Thanks Yes that's a good idea, provided it's proper compost and not just shredded
Can someone please advise what I should add to my raised planter soil. Last summer, my 1st year I planted the usual salad vegetables and celery and through the winter have grown leeks and purple sprouting brocolli. I have noticed that the level