Soil is a most wonderful thing
While some people often denigrate it by calling it mud or clay, or worse still, dirt or muck, soil is a most wonderful material. It blankets the countryside. It supports our natural heritage. It is the basis for all agriculture and horticulture. We build our houses on it and work it in our gardens, window boxes and flower pots. Biologically, it is an ecosystem in its own right teeming with mini-beasts.