https://www.palintest.com.au/contact.htm The first place to start any garden is to test basic stuff like pH. This firm was mentioned in last month's- march 2009- Gardening Australia. They also have branches in other countries A bit of an unfortunate name for Monty Python Fans? Their soil test kit is on my wish list as i have used up my CSIRO kit trying to bring my soil down from pH 9!! I think there may be other soil problems too possibly from years of neglect (How come people don't know that soil eats too?) and from the backyard 'saltwater' pool. Which, by judicious neglect I am turning into an algae pond; ready for all sorts of bio-fuel and water purification experiments! :bear: Why do people who live 5 minutes from the sea need a pool?