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Soil Doctor


There are several tests you must do to find out the type of soil you have. Use each one to learn more about your soil and what you can grow in it.

The Walkover Test:

For the walkover test you will need to go out onto the soil when it is moist and the plants are actively growing. (Not mid-winter)

The Hand Test:

For the hand test you will need to pick up a handful of soil from the area you wish to learn about. Make sure to wash your hand thoroughly when you have finished.

The pH Test:

To perfom an accurate pH Test Click Here

To learn what type of plants will grow in different pH soils Click Here


For specific problems try one of our specialists...

Plant Specialists

You can use a Plant Specialist to help you diagnose plant problems that affect specific plants. If there is not a Plant Specialist for your type plant then use the Plant Doctor


Diagnose orchid plant problems and improve orchid care
Orchid Doctor

Diagnose orchid problems and improve your orchid care

Diagnose fruit plant pests and fruit plant problems
Soft Fruit Doctor

Diagnose pest and disease problems with soft fruit.

Do a soil test to find out your soil type
Soil Doctor

Diagnose your soil type and learn which plants will grow well in your garden.

Diagnose top fruit plant pests and top fruit plant diseases
Top Fruit Doctor

Diagnose pest and disease problems with fruit trees and bushes.

Interactive Gardening Tools

Use an Interactive Gardening Tool to help you plan what to do in your garden, maintain your plants more effectively or learn about different garden pests or plant diseases.


Learn about garden pests and fruit plant diseases in your garden
Fruit Pests

Learn which plant pests attack which types of fruit.

Learn about pruning trees and plants in your garden
Pruning Guide

Learn when and how to prune different types of plants

Learn about what to grow after a soil test
Soil pH Guide

Done soil test? Acid or alkali - Learn which plants will grow in your soil

Learn about planting a vegetable garden
Vegetable Planting Guide

Learn when and how to plant different vegetable seeds

Plant Pests & Diseases

Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Canker
Canker
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests:Chafer Grubs
Chafer Grubs
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Grey Mould
Grey Mould
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Honey Fungus
Honey Fungus
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Leaf Cutter Bees
Leaf Cutter Bees
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Lily Beetle
Lily Beetle
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Powerdy Mildew
Powdery Mildew
Plant Diseases and Garden Pests: Woolly Aphid
Woolly Aphid