Archive for the ‘Plants and Soils.’ Category


Lawn Care

I don’t think there is anything more pleasing to the eye in a garden than a lovely groomed lawn, however the reality is that this takes a lot of work to maintain and create. So before you go down this path, be aware that the result you are looking for might not be achievable depending […]

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Plant ideas

Here’s is a beautiful video of the magnificent Butchart gardens, I found this on You Tube and just had to share it, a picture speaks a thousand words so best show you. Hope you enjoy,   Why Not Share the Knowledge Hide Sites

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pH Value of your soil

The pH value of your soil is quite critical to the growth success of your plant. What is this you might be asking, well it simple is the level of acid or alkaline in your soil. This will determine the fertility of your soil and therefor is important to know before you go planting too […]

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Types of soil

So Dirt is actually not the right term to explain the complex continuously growing media that plant life needs to…well…grow. Soil is composed of bacteria and microorganisms that assist decomposing organic matter into nutrients that enrich the soil.     As landscapers will state some soils can be better than others when it comes to […]

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Plant, Soil – Relationship

    Choosing the right Plant Soil combination is one of the most interesting dilemmas a gardener has to face. In order to understand how we could go about this, we must first understand how soil itself is defined. One definition has described it as the unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface […]

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Organising your plants, what to consider?

Some of the important issues you may be facing when choosing your plants and even one that your local nursery may ask is what is your soil type, don’t worry this can be changed or controlled but important to know nevertheless. Different plants will thrive in acidic while others in alkali, see my post on […]

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