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UK Hedgerows

UK Hedgerows

Our UK hedgerows have never been more important to us. Did you know that hedgerows are not only home to plants and flowers? Many animals and insects also call our hedgerows home. It may surprise you, but in your local hedgerow, you may find field mice, bats and...
Defining Different Soil Types

Defining Different Soil Types

Characteristics of Soil Types The soil type in your farm, garden or recreational area will be a major factor in the type of flora you may expect to thrive. Here we look at some of the major characteristics that define different soil types. Organic or Mineral Broadly...
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...
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...