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N.WalesIdealist

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Topsoil Suppliers...
« on: October 24, 2010, 19:52 »
Next year I'm hoping to set up a dozen or so raised beds on some land that I've come into and I'm after some topsoil to fill them.  Does anyone know of a supplier in the the northwest or preferably in north wales that's relatively cheap?  I'm not really sure what the going rate on top soil is?!

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 19:54 »
What sort of capacity / size beds are you talking about?
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 20:01 »
Well provisionally the beds will be around 3 metres long, 2 meteres wide and about 30cm deep...although I'm sure they're likely to change, the land is rather bigger than I first thought, and depending on whether the earth si any good underneath the weeds they may get shallower or deeper...

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 20:12 »
Don't know how cheap they are, but Dandy's on Sealand R :)oad, Chester are a fairly big operation with a good reputation.

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 21:28 »
Dandys is very good quality but quite expensive, if i was you id have a look in the yellow pages for top soil suppliers and see whos cheapest, plus, if you can have it delivered loose then you will save a lot of money :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 17:21 »
The other option you can do is fill them with manure which is usually free from stables if you can pick it up. Not suitable for all crops immediately but you'd get great crops of squash and pumpkins for the first year!
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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 18:40 »
Don't know how competitive their prices are but there is http://www.turfsoilgravel.co.uk/landscapingproducts/topsoil.asp?id=208
who are based in St Helens. They seem to do topsoil in up to 20tonne shipments.
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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 08:53 »
Don't know where in north wales you are but there is a sand/gravel quarry at Bryncir which is really cheap if you collect yourself

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2010, 18:40 »
Beware of cheap topsoil offers, it can be actually subsoil or full of dodgy bits, I'd always go for a reputable supplier that sell screened soil.

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 10:52 »
Don't know where in north wales you are but there is a sand/gravel quarry at Bryncir which is really cheap if you collect yourself

Where's this quarry then?  I've got access to a lorry and driver so picking up wouldn't be a problem...

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 22:58 »
Bryncir between Caernarfon and Porthmadog

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2011, 17:42 »
My local council sell top soil and organic compost for 30 per tonne plus delivery. Dont know if this is a god price but seems ok to me.

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Re: Topsoil Suppliers...
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011, 20:10 »
hi try british sugar the soil is washed of the beet with hot water and is very good we get a 20 ton laod 200  no rubbish in it


 

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