Poor drainage

Anne O\’ Rourke asked 13 years ago

Can you suggest a tree, climber, some shrubs or flowers for a poorly drained small to medium sized garden. (26 by 30ft).It is water logged in winter and has a heavy clay soil. It’s not an option to do a big job on the drainage I had four beautiful trees for a few years but all died.Lar Duffy A mountain Ash, Hawthorn, and Acers. I also lost 2 Pyracantas.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
If it is a large area that you are not likely to use, plant up an alder woodland, a natural feature of damp ground and it thrives.

There are lots of suggestions for plants that like moist soil in our Plant finder:  https://gardenie.wpengine.com/plant-finder

Mound planting oftens haelps to keep plant roots out of the worst of the wetness.