"Doug- it is perfectly possible to have a decent depth of acid-neutral soil above chalk. You're right, in many cases organic content of the soil is crucial, although most Magnolias remain pH sensitive."
"I reckon on you should have at needed least the basic understanding of horticulture and soil science even if you are a hard landscaper. UK then I started in horticulture then progressed to landscaping.
Even for simple tasks such as repeatedly…"
Its difficult one, as I see one as a builer I guess, and one a gardener.I think plant knowledge is going to far, and being on the ball in your own field is the priority But understanding of the soil is also a must,Im not expecting them to…"
nothing wrong with being fussy about tools!! nothing worse than being disappointed with a tool you pay hard cash for. Sorry I was doing some maintenance on the site, not sure what has happened to my spade size icons. They have disappeared…"
"First cut on school fields in West Yorks this week. Were looking very scruffy - haven't really stopped growing all winter. We've had a dryish couple of weeks and the ground conditions aren't too bad now."