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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


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comment What do people mean when they talk about soil going sour?
It's much less likely in the ground - usually only occurs if there's, for instance, solid concrete in a contained or low lying area with soil on top, particularly heavy soil.
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comment What do people mean when they talk about soil going sour?
Are you referring to soil in pots specifically?
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I'd recommend you dig that heap into your allotment soil - composted down turves make nutrient rich compost, brilliant for your soil generally.
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comment Beginner Starting from Scratch: Weedlot to Enjoyable Garden
@stormy - M Hort will/has done me nicely thanks! Its 7 years in the UK for Landscape Architect, and includes stuff I don't want to do at all... and every Landscape Architect I've met in UK has a rather limited knowledge of plants, tho that may not be true of you, I don't know.
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comment Beginner Starting from Scratch: Weedlot to Enjoyable Garden
@stormy - I have a feeling the definition of 'landscape architect' where you are is different from landscape architect in the UK - what I describe above is standard fare for any good garden designer without the help of any architect at all.
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answered What are these small yellow bugs that are attacking my eggplant, and how can I stop them?
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answered Is there a rule of thumb for what size of a pot you need to keep a plant in?
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comment Ground cover for 2000 sq.ft (half full sun / half partial shade) with 60º slope
@J.Musser Aye, I'm well aware of that - which is why there's a caveat regarding the roses in the first sentence of my answer... 30 roses in such a large area, unless they're Rosa rugosa, won't be taking up much room. The Mahonia tends to stay very low if the soil is sandy, which we don't know whether it is or not.
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