Kerry Ward

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Soil Problem

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 08:35

Wow! Thanks for this! I think I'll be taking a trip down to the GC soon! xx

Soil Problem

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 09:55

oooh thanks nutcutlet! Yes lots of suggestions would be very welcome! x

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:10

Ok, assuming it's the weedkiller/ chemical problem, how would I deal with this?


And what would be the best plants to grow here? x

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:56

Hi, the reason it is shady is because it backs on to a church, which obviously is tall, so it's in the chuch's shadow x

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:28

I have a south-facing shaded border in my garden, where practically nothing grows, apart from weeds and my daffodils!


Last year I planted a hydrangea there. Within a short space of time it started to look sick, so I moved it to another border, where it is flourishing. I've also planted a japonica there, which I will have to move because that is looking decidedly sick.

I have a rosemary shrub there which will have to come out because it is dying. My lavender, which I planted there last year has died.

I have ordered a soil testing kit to see what type of soil I have. But what on earth is going on with the soil? I've never known anythiing like it! Can anybody help? It is the only border which has problems.


I should point out that a couple of years ago, before I moved in to my flat, there was ivy growing in that soil. Could that be to blame? Or is there something else in that particular patch of soil which is causing the problem?


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Soil Problem

What is going on with this particular border? 
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