wet garden – poor drainage

Anne Marie Dillon asked 12 years ago
I live in Duncormick , Co Wexford . My garden is very wet , with very poor drainage & exposed to the sea wind _( apx 1 mile from the sea) . I am only learning slowly about gardening , Can you please recommend some trees if any that would be suitable for planting in ths environment . Would love fruit trees or the like .

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Fruit trees generally do not like wet ground and exposed conditions. You need to establish shelter and improve drainage, or plant on mounds of soil.

Try alder and willow as the main shelter trees, if you have space for these.