Topsoil

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Daniel
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Topsoil

Post by Daniel » 19 Jan 2021, 23:36

Can someone recommend me a topsoil brand that isn't full of rubbish and is tortoise safe please.

Kind regards Dan.

Teddy28
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Re: Topsoil

Post by Teddy28 » 22 Jan 2021, 17:55

Hi Dan,
I've always used wickes sterilized top soil but have had to sieve through it to remove bits of plastic etc. Not aware of any others I'm afraid.
Teddy

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Nina
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Re: Topsoil

Post by Nina » 22 Jan 2021, 18:55

I've used Wickes (which is usually good), as well as Homebase and several others. At some point or other i've found bits of plastic or glass in the topsoil, but not a huge amount. I think the problem is that although these topsoils are put through a screening process to eliminate the rubbish, some tiny bits can get through, and we just need to be vigilant and try to pick out any bits we see.

Nina

Daniel
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Re: Topsoil

Post by Daniel » 30 Jan 2021, 21:00

Thanks for your recommendations. Will have a look at the wicks one in the next week or so.

Kind regards Dan.

Crissingz
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Re: Topsoil

Post by Crissingz » 20 Mar 2021, 15:11

Hello. Is it good idea to order such material via internet? There can be some prooblems?

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Nina
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Re: Topsoil

Post by Nina » 20 Mar 2021, 17:35

Hi,
If we're talking about topsoil, it is all pre-bagged up by the manufacturer, and as long as you know the brand is good I don't think there should be a problem. The only downside I can think of when ordering over the internet (I assume we are talking about ordering from Homebase, Wicke's or garden centres), is that there will probably be a delivery charge. What sort of problems were you thinking of?

Nina

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