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'Soil Testing Kit'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th September

soil and maybe feed it. Answer: Hi Lucy, yellowing leaves are often a sign of nutrient deficiency although leaf drop can occur after periods of drought or water logging. The Rhododendron may also be unhappy if growing in an alkaline soil - it might be worth purchasing a simple soil testing kit to…

Plants for different soil types | Plants for a Purpose

…your garden soil take a look at our 'how to improve your garden soil' article. Acid and alkaline soils Some plants are particularly sensitive to the acidity or alkalinity of the soil and will grow poorly if given the wrong conditions. You can determine your soil pH with simple garden soil test kits

What to do in the garden in March

…patio and paving by scrubbing with a broom or blasting with a pressure washer. * • If you don't already know what type of soil you have, invest in a soil testing kit to help you choose the right plants for your garden. * • Top up raised beds with compost and good quality topsoil. * •…

What to do in the garden in February

…watering acid-loving, ericaceous plants (tap water is often slightly alkaline). * • If you don't already know what type of soil you have, invest in a soil testing kit to help you choose the right plants for your garden. * • If all you can see from your windows are unattractive sheds,…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session

…an alkaline soil. There are lots of soil testers out there that test by either chemical or electronic means, with greatly varying prices and equally varying levels of accuracy. If you just want to know what the pH level is then you should be able to pick up a small disposible kit from your local…

What to do in the garden in October

…acid soil or alternatively grow them in pots of ericaceous compost. * • Autumn is an ideal time to plant many varieties of fruit trees. . See our extensive range of fruit trees online and get ready to enjoy delicious fresh fruit straight from your garden or allotment. * • To test when…