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Phoenix Amenity Blog

Growing on Poorly Drained Pastures

Growing on Poorly Drained Pastures

Some of the definitions below will require some explanation. • Superficial deposits – Soil deposits typically from the Quaternary age. • Gleying – Soils that get waterlogged and de-oxygenated. The microbe action that ensues removes iron from the soil. Ill-drained...

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2021 Early Planting Season

2021 Early Planting Season

With fair weather forecast for the coming weeks there is an uptake in farmers and gardeners out and preparing for the new season. While this year has been particularly wet, the forecast is now for dryer and much warmer weather. The long rage forecast is always...

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Mesotrophic Grassland

Mesotrophic Grassland

The UK’s landscape and climate is not as stable and predictable as you might think at first glance. While climate change has an impact on aspects which we understand such as mean temperature, precipitation levels and air moisture levels (humidity). It has several...

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Soil Type Considerations for Wildflowers

Soil Type Considerations for Wildflowers

Soil Type When is a wildflower not a wildflower? The answer lies in the diversity of British wildflowers. Each offering something unique to the garden, each also requiring something unique from the soil and area it is planted in. The am out of light, the depth of...

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Hydroseeding Supplies Blog

Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding Hydroseeding Supplies (UK) is one of the largest providers of hydroseeding mulches, consumables and specialist erosion control products in the UK HS UK are now proud to be promoting, stocking, distributing and working alongside world...

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British Flora Blog

Lawn Care During a Drought

Lawn Care During a Drought

We do not often have very warm weather in the UK. It can catch a gardener by surprise. Leave us unprepared and not quite sure of what to do. One area that might need a little extra care and attention during a long dry and warm spell is your lawn. How does a good...

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The Floral Project

The Floral Project

The tag line of the Floral Project is “Learn something new this Summer”; which with hindsight seems a very apt choice. The opportunity to do something that is both creative and has a real positive environmental impact. The Floral Project encourages everyone to learn...

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Wildflower Seed Mixes

Wildflower Seed Mixes

Essential Wildflower Mixes If you’ve watched Countryfile, been on social media or are yourself aware of agrarian values, you’ll have seen numerous mentions of the decline in the bee population. Dr Gary Powney, [https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/gary-powney] A...

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