If you are just getting into gardening, there are a few things that you need to learn about, one of them being soil. There are different types of soil, and they are used for different purposes. In this blog, we will be looking at top soil and answering any questions that you may have. What is top soil? As the name suggests, top soil, or topsoil, is the uppermost layer of soil. It is rich in nutrients and organic matter […]
Waste Not Want Not: The Best Ingredients for Your Compost Bin Gardening is not just the art of cultivating good plants but also of cultivating good soil. And the answer to good soil lies in compost: a rich source of nourishment made from home waste. 1.6 million households in the UK create their own compost in this way. And whilst it’s popular and an easy means to achieve good soil, there is a skill involved. To create a dark, crumbly, […]
Christmas is almost upon us, and it is a great opportunity to gather together lots of composting materials and get a head start on spring’s supply of compost. We generate huge amounts of waste at this time of year, and most of it can be composted. If you’re using the hot composting method, you can compost most cooked food — even your turkey carcass and leftover Christmas pud. However, you will need to break a carcass up into smaller pieces, […]
Soil is a gardener’s most precious resource and if well looked after it will produce bigger crops and healthier plants that last longer.
Green manures are short-term crops that are specifically grown to be dug back into the soil, adding organic matter and nutrients.
Give your garden a green makeup this summer; saving you money and cutting down on waste. Keeping your garden looking great can come at a cost, here are some ideas to keep your garden “green”
Composting your kitchen waste has never been easier. These days there are composters designed to handle each specific task.