BBC Gardeners' World

Join the no-dig revolution

No-dig, right from day one, is less about what we do to ‘fix’ soil and more about how we enhance its natural liveliness. Compost or organic matter on the surface encourages organisms in the soil to travel upwards and feed, which improves aeration and structure. Their excretions contain feed for other organisms and/or plants, so the cycle of life is enabled and magnified. From there it’s simply a matter of sowing and planting into the surface compost, when it’s the right season for each different plant. And don’t forget, no-dig is great for flowers and ornamental plants: fewer weeds, and gorgeous blooms.

It is instructive, and fascinating, to discover where no-dig has come from and how it has developed. And to

Anda sedang membaca pratinjau, daftarlah untuk membaca selengkapnya.

Lainnya dari BBC Gardeners' World

BBC Gardeners' World2 mnt membacaArchitecture
Expert’s choice Hellebores
When this magazine launched thirty years ago, the best hellebores were rare and expensive. Propagated mainly by painstaking division, they were only available from one or two specialist nurseries and varieties seen in garden centres were unpredictabl
BBC Gardeners' World3 mnt membacaArchitecture
Cut back the last flower stems on clumps of perennials that have been left for winter display. Use secateurs to cut them down to the base. This year’s shoots could be appearing at ground level on some of the earlier-flowering plants, so be careful no
BBC Gardeners' World2 mnt membaca
The BBC Radio 4 experts answer this month’s pick of readers’ queries, including: ■ Why don’t my daffodils flower? ■ Can I take cuttings from a magnolia? ■ What went wrong with my radishes? Red deer are the largest land mammals in Britain and even t