We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..?

12 June 2014

Interesting bad soil problem...

Houston, we have a problem.

I've been a little concerned about the soil in my front garden, so tried a little experiment. I had a few spare tomato seedlings, so after leaving them outside for a week or so to acclimatise them to the cold, I planted them into the soil directly, with plenty of water etc. Within two days there was a real transformation - the leaves became very bleached and almost cigarette-paper thin, and silvery on the undersides. 

Any thoughts on what is going on? This area of the garden is usually rather wet, and I think we're seeing the effect of acid soil. The undersoil is very compact, but usually waterlogged, and couch grass is a big feature. I'm planning to put down a load of lime, but would appreciate any advice!

11 June 2014