Found 5th Mar 2010
Is this what top-soil is?

I haven't the slightest clue about gardening but our late rabbit dug up holes round the edges which need filling in, then I want to have a go at the garden with grass seeds as it's looking rather bare.

Can anyone help, please?

Thank yous x

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Banned

Did someone actually just post a thread asking where to buy mud?

That's it, I am closing the internet. All hope is lost.

Jaynestown (one for you firefly fans out there)

tiger Feet?

With the complete intention of hijacking your thread :oops: how does one build up a 'slope' to cover with grass?

Banned

I'll let you into the secret

Mud is dirt and water

but dont tell everybody!

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Phychlone;8027859

With the complete intention of hijacking your thread :oops: how does one … With the complete intention of hijacking your thread :oops: how does one build up a 'slope' to cover with grass?



Buy two boxes of mud then staple the grass to the mud

Phychlone;8027859

With the complete intention of hijacking your thread :oops: how does one … With the complete intention of hijacking your thread :oops: how does one build up a 'slope' to cover with grass?



Make mound with aforementioned mud. Sprinkle with grass seed, allow to grow. Watch the steepity of the mound, if you intend to mow it. I've been known to hide random things in the mound. Like wheelbarrows and mopeds.

DanJackson;8027873

Buy two boxes of mud then staple the grass to the mud



Bollauex, it sinkx.:-D

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mumbojumbo;8027799

Different people have different ideas as to what top-soil is. You … Different people have different ideas as to what top-soil is. You ideally need to inspect what you're buying.For growing stuff, you want a good loam mix of sand, silt (include humus) and clay.


Ooh, now I am lost - I take it you don't mean houmous? :?
Do you have some loam at home? Can I borrow some? :thumbsup:

DanJackson;8027818

Did someone actually just post a thread asking where to buy mud?That's … Did someone actually just post a thread asking where to buy mud?That's it, I am closing the internet. All hope is lost.


Well I was considering visiting the local park but don't want to get arrested for stealing mud, that would be well poor
I notice that you didn't actually answer my question, leading me to believe that YOU don't actually know where to buy mud either :whistling:

Try your local Turf accountant

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Mrs.Z;8028009

I notice that you didn't actually answer my question, leading me to … I notice that you didn't actually answer my question, leading me to believe that YOU don't actually know where to buy mud either :whistling:



Mud.

Herein lies your problem.

If only there was some sort of shop that sold products that we could use in our gardens. You know, like tools, plants, seeds, compost. That sort of stuff.

I think I am on to a winner here, I am going to open one up and call it a "Garden Centre"

skusey;8028020

Try your local Turf accountant


He said 5/1 against a successful 1:5 gradient.:-D

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DanJackson;8028028

Mud. Herein lies your problem. If only there was some sort of shop that … Mud. Herein lies your problem. If only there was some sort of shop that sold products that we could use in our gardens. You know, like tools, plants, seeds, compost. That sort of stuff. I think I am on to a winner here, I am going to open one up and call it a "Garden Centre"



Yes but what's it called, purlease? :roll:
That's why I asked if it's topsoil I need to buy, maybe that's a posh word for mud :giggle:
I would rather ask here anonimously than walk into B&Q and ask someone to their face if they sell mud!

DanJackson;8028028

Mud. Herein lies your problem. If only there was some sort of shop that … Mud. Herein lies your problem. If only there was some sort of shop that sold products that we could use in our gardens. You know, like tools, plants, seeds, compost. That sort of stuff. I think I am on to a winner here, I am going to open one up and call it a "Garden Centre"


Will NEVER catch on, you'll be suggesting putting a Coffee shop in there too:w00t:

Mrs.Z;8028040

Yes but what's it called, purlease? :roll:That's why I asked if it's … Yes but what's it called, purlease? :roll:That's why I asked if it's topsoil I need to buy, maybe that's a posh word for mud :giggle:I would rather ask here anonimously than walk into B&Q and ask someone to their face if they sell mud!



ask for a bag of Quoatix, its the finest:thumbsup:

A nice ton of top soil is what you want, I dont think it costs that much, but now is the time to do it. Make sure it gets a little warmer before chucking the seed on it tho!

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skusey;8028061

ask for a bag of Quoatix, its the finest:thumbsup:



]This?

or ]this?

aircanman;8028069

A nice ton of top soil is what you want, I dont think it costs that much, … A nice ton of top soil is what you want, I dont think it costs that much, but now is the time to do it. Make sure it gets a little warmer before chucking the seed on it tho!



http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk10/pauls7010/images-3.jpg

Mrs.Z;8028092

]This?or ]this?



the latter:whistling:
Just ask for topsoil

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aircanman;8028069

A nice ton of top soil is what you want, I dont think it costs that much, … A nice ton of top soil is what you want, I dont think it costs that much, but now is the time to do it. Make sure it gets a little warmer before chucking the seed on it tho!



Aah, thank you my (aircan)man, bet that onlly took you a few seconds to type that sensible answer

Mrs.Z;8028105

Aah, thank you my (aircan)man, bet that onlly took you a few seconds to … Aah, thank you my (aircan)man, bet that onlly took you a few seconds to type that sensible answer



indeed, there are to many jokers on here!

aircanman;8028122

indeed, there are to many jokers on here!



Yeah, some people ask where to buy mud! :-D

Surely I can't just use topsoil to buiild up a slope though? Don't I need hardcore or something?

aircanman;8028122

indeed, there are to many jokers on here!



Says the person with an Avi like yours....hello mister kettle meet mr black....:-D

Phychlone;8028162

Surely I can't just use topsoil to buiild up a slope though? Don't I … Surely I can't just use topsoil to buiild up a slope though? Don't I need hardcore or something?



now youre talking.

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skusey;8028101

the latter:whistling:Just ask for topsoil


So we're agreed then (on both)? :-D

aircanman;8028122

indeed, there are to many jokers on here!


I know, nothing better to do on a Friday night, I guess - I ask a serious question, albeit about buying mud and it takes 18 posts just to get an answer which is what I suggested in the first bl**dy place :roll: :-D

Goonieman;8028137

Yeah, some people ask where to buy mud!


Yeah, thanks - your assistance has been noted

sorry, only kidding

I'm not really sorry as it was a question that left soooo many flippant responses begging for writing..but I was only kidding. :-D

Just wondering how destructive this Rabbit has been and how much mud she/he managed to dispose of?

I would think if you have small holes, then you may be just as ell to digg in some multipurpose compost. It would probably mix with your topsoil to improve the growing conditions for whatever you intend to put down.

btw, there is a gardening thread in misc if you need any more advice on mud etc.
hotukdeals.com/ite…pic

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skusey;8028188

sorry, only kidding


I know, hence the smiley face sign :-D
Gave me some jokes

Phychlone;8028254

I'm not really sorry as it was a question that left soooo many flippant … I'm not really sorry as it was a question that left soooo many flippant responses begging for writing..but I was only kidding. :-D


Well, I deliberately chose to write an interesting title to entice you all in here :-D

Plum;8028320

Just wondering how destructive this Rabbit has been and how much mud … Just wondering how destructive this Rabbit has been and how much mud she/he managed to dispose of?I would think if you have small holes, then you may be just as ell to digg in some multipurpose compost. It would probably mix with your topsoil to improve the growing conditions for whatever you intend to put down.btw, there is a gardening thread in misc if you need any more advice on mud etc.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/624433/over-the-garden-fence-2010-chat-pic


Thanks for the link, good thread!
The holes are not small really and quite widespread. On B&Q website they have 35L bags of topsoil for about £4, hopefully 3 should do the trick

With regs to the slope comment, I am sure you can build it up with topsoil, not 100% sure tho. Have a go!

As a point of interest, have you brought a shotgun to dispose of those pesky rabbits?

aircanman;8028541

With regs to the slope comment, I am sure you can build it up with … With regs to the slope comment, I am sure you can build it up with topsoil, not 100% sure tho. Have a go!



Hmm, I've been considering this for ages but think topsoil only would natrually spread out and sink. Serious tonnage would be require without the use of hardcore as well surely.

What a fanstastic thread. I have laughed out loud while reading it, and now I have a happy smile. :-D

dcx_badass;8028627

I actually wonder how some people survive beyond childhood.



To coin a Chris Tarrent phrase: "the answers only easy is you know it....":-D

Phychlone;8028570

Hmm, I've been considering this for ages but think topsoil only would … Hmm, I've been considering this for ages but think topsoil only would naturally spread out and sink. Serious tonnage would be require without the use of hardcore as well surely.



Much depend on the angle you want to achieve and how straight you want the lines to be and how careful you are when you build it.

I have made a small 2 foot high mound by dumping bricks and general hardcore then covering with about 6 inches of topsoil. It dropped a little in the first year, but I just added some more topsoil. Once grass grew over the top it became extremely stable after 5 or 6 years it has not moved an inch.

For most gardens I would suggest this structure for a natural looking slop would be fine. If you want something looking more straight and unnatural looking then I would suggest holding the hardcore in place with heavy duty chicken wire/ box wire. This is really only to hold it until the soil settles into the hardcore and the grass grows after this it should be stable for all but the heaviest wear.

Anything big you could use ]gabion cages. You could make yourself or buy.

local graveyard

Plum;8028825

Anything big you could use ]gabion cages. You could make yourself or buy.



Top idea. I'm trying to build up the grass to the level of my decking so don't have the rear support. The cages will solve this. Thanks.

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Phychlone;8028544

As a point of interest, have you brought a shotgun to dispose of those … As a point of interest, have you brought a shotgun to dispose of those pesky rabbits?



No, a fox took his face off :-(
which is why I can try and make our garden nice this year :thumbsup:
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