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Topsoil recommendations please [smile]

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longtermsinglemummy Wed 05-Apr-17 13:46:46

Just that really...I need some good quality top soil to put on a newly created clay flowerbed. Hopefully with rapid growth too.

longtermsinglemummy Wed 05-Apr-17 13:47:13

Aaaggghhh smiley fail...sorry!

shovetheholly Thu 06-Apr-17 07:27:54

You can buy it in the garden centre - I don't really know of any recognised brand names. Using a mix of top soil and compost will help with fertility. You can also get topsoil on Freecycle from people having building work done - it can be a bit more of a risk, however, as you don't know what's been growing in it!

JT05 Thu 06-Apr-17 07:35:26

I bought a mixture of manure, organic compost, and cheap grow bags. The best deals, in multi purchases, were from independent nurseries, but it is still quite an expensive way of doing things. I intend to also top dress with organic compost, as time goes by.
I'd also be wary of top soil from an unknown source. You could be introducing all sorts of weeds.

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