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How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:07
I bought an astilbe last year as was wind blown abs it recovered well. As yet it doesn't seem to have come to life! Bit worried really most of my plants are showing some like at the base. Still alive and in my back birder around the pergola are...

Lupin
Stokesia
Gayser
Hollyhock
Rudbeckia green wizard
Lobelia
Coreopsis
Verbena
Scabiosa
Delphinium

Not seeing any life from my platycodon (balloon flowers), gaillardia, echinacea, lliatris!

I'm in the south kesteven district area!

I purchased 2x 72L truffles tubs today to stand on my decking with an obelisk in each to grown my sugarsnap peas up.

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:05
My borders can't be too deep as hardly have any lawn left. See my other post calked my garden pictures. If only I had room to make compost. It's just hard work turning clay, abs it cracks so badly in summer!!

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:41
It's Also the cost. I spent a fortune on compost last year! I could turn the soil nicely but after overwintering I tried to plant some polyanthus and the soil was sooo heavy and claggy. I ended up digging a hole and replanting my bedding with compost!

Wondering if I should dig out the front of the border to widen. Then scrape clay soil from back into new hole at front then top up wil new soil/compost. Think that would help??

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:41
Anyone got any top tips. I have 1 ft wide boarders and I want to widen them. They already have perennials popping up and bulbs. Do I dig out and replace the clay at the front of the boarder. How do I improve the soil in the existing boarders?? I can't dig more stuff in as it will pick up the soil height and rot my fence. I can't dig out as I have plants in that I put in last year. I improved it when I planted but now its as heavy as ever again!

My garden pictures

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 17:58
http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/320218498297131009/photo/1
http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/320218563430465538/photo/1

Hope you can see better from this

My garden pictures

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:04
The boarder that bus worrying me is actually the last 2 pictures up near the pergola on all sides. It's about a foot deep. Will try and find another picture for you. The front I am shelving for now and thinking of raised beds. Hang on will look for pictures. The raised bed is actually 3ft nearly deep. Oops!!! My OH used the wood he accessed cheaply and size was secondary!!

My garden pictures

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 07:36
Thankyou!!

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:25
Posted new post in garden design called my garden pictures. Hope you can see them

My garden pictures

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:23
My garden pictures. Trying to show the limited back space I have but the majority of space is at the front of my house where its mainly lawn with small boarders.... http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/319937440636870656/photo/1 http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/319937292565352448/photo/1 http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/319937102848614400/photo/1 http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/319936943108546560/photo/1 http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/319936564878770176/photo/1

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:15
Only one picture left that's on a Hosta post. One before borders with hostas in foreground and another that you can just see the garden. I could post links on twitter but u can't put pictures on as I'm an iPhone user -rely on PC users who know how to get them for me!!!!

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