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Soil

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Pink_Loveliness, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Pink_Loveliness

    Pink_Loveliness Occasional commenter

    I also love soil so much. I love the colour and it is so useful.

    My favourite soil is the sort near my pond in my garden which toads love to burrow under during Winter.

    What is you favourite soil?
     
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  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    A well fertilised and aggregated sandy loam with a particle size of between 0.5mm-1mm
     
  3. Pink_Loveliness

    Pink_Loveliness Occasional commenter

    Oh how marvellous. Lovely well fertilised loam.
     
  4. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    A clay loam enriched with bulky organic matter.
     
  5. Cliffedge

    Cliffedge Occasional commenter

    Me too. I like the smell as well.

    How lovely. Do they sing in the night? There's nothing like the melodious croaking of toads to their mates during quiet autumnal evenings. A very rich and throaty sound.
     
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It is best that I don't post on certain threads.
     
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  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Just reading this thread makes me feel soiled.
     
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  8. Cliffedge

    Cliffedge Occasional commenter

    The dark crumbly slightly damp type rich in nutrients.
     
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I admire your hearing
    in the UK most toads have hibernated during October and are pretty damned quiet apart from in the early spring and most toad croaks you hear are what are called "release croaks"
    These occur when a male mistakes another male for a female :cool:
     
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  10. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I like the soil that fills the holes in the graveyards
     
  11. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Isn't that soil displacement? After all, you have to get rid of the excess, as I have found in my building work, probably 20 tons of soil have gone, and that is without any dead.
     
  12. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Well, except one beloved mog.
     
  13. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    I likes a good podsol, I does.
     
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  14. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter


    This would be a fantastic topic for "Just a minute"!
     
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  15. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Lol (repetition of 'love' :D
     
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  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Soil is the salt of the earth in a manner of speaking and to that we owe a great deal. If I were to value one thing on earth it would indeed be soil....

    *hesitation...

    When I was a child I loved playing in soil and would spend endless hours making mud pies and mud puddles it was such fun and I enjoyed getting really mucky in the soil...

    *hesitation...
     
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  17. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Night soil?
     
  18. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Eeewwwww monica!!!! That surely isn't your favourite :eek:
     
  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I can't see why not
    Some sources suggest that night soil collection gave rise to the phrase "Where there's muck there's brass" as the trade was quite lucrative.
     
  20. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Yes, I do believe those in the trade were called gong farmers :oops:
     

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