I'm developing a piece of waste land as a wildlife garden. I am planting a hedgerow on the long thin spit of land which runs behind a low wall by a footpath.
Next week 70 native hedgerow bare root plants are arriving. I cleared the weeds from the long thin piece of ground where they are to go back in September. The ground was a nightmare; very stony/sandy and uneven. The council delivered a huge amount of compost two months ago and dumped it on the land - it must be at least 18 inches thick.
Can I plant the bare root plants straight into this? It was really impossible to break into the ground below without a pick axe.
The photo was taken back in January before I cleared the land. The compost now comes up almost level with the wall.