Gerry,have you heard of a product called "fertisol" which is added to existing soil to improve it prior to planting?..I have a planting scheme on hands ,some of the beds are raised and part is shrub border.plants such as Aubrieta,Euonymus blondy,Helianthiums,Euphorbia and Rosa flower carpet are earmarked.The soil is not great but i will be using good quality compost to compensateThanksRoss
I have trees that did not come into leaf in recent years and i think they died during the winter. What do you think?
I've purchased hydrangeas two were blue one pink and one white the following year all plants just turned pink. I was told it is the soil, but if you go down to Clonakilty you will see pink hydrangea beside a blue hydrangea next to a beautiful purple hydrangea growing wild how is this the case. an old man told me to take up one of my hydrangeas which we did and bury old iron chains and horseshoes and this would insure the blue colour we are yet to find out . It has just started to leaf.
I planted a small Acer earlier this year but had to lift as leaves were curling and falling off. Slow drainage in area planted and clay soil. Small garden and nowhere else to plant. To improve drainage could I dig a large hole (with digger), fill with stones, then topsoil? Area is beside a wall with main road on the other side. Will water drain under road hardcore?
We have heavy clay soil so we dug a trench about 3ft deep around the edge of the garden and replaced with topsoil. Now our soil is constantly waterlogged and it's impossible to dig. So far we have one photinia in the soil but I can see that could fall over easily as it can't grip the soil. Please help! Thankyou