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Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 22:13
We collect so many leaves this year that we ended up making a compost bin out of chicken wire just to accommodate them. Next year I'm hoping that my hard clay soil will be all the better from the added leaf mould.

Water logged

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 20:36
Last year I planted 40 wild primroses but only one survived It was just too wet. I didn't think about banking them up though. Thanks for that tip I'll try again with a few and see what happens. I was thinking of planting pheasant eye narcissus poeticus recrvus but wondered if they would rot in the wet?
I had planted Hellebores as well but again the water rotted them away. I know that it has been an exceptional year but it's also been a little disheartening.

Lovely ideas for the summer and autumn I had been thinking of having it mainly as spring planting but I feel that like you I will get carried away.

Yes pond already thought of two already in situ and bog garden in the plans that I hope will help.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Water logged

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 18:09
I am in the process of creating a 2 acre garden from a field. I could do with some help on what to under plant in the Hazel nut grove. The added twist is that we are in a flood plain with clay soil, so in the winter the ground is soggy to say the least! and in the summer (well usually) the ground is as hard as marble, with no drainage except for what we add ourselves. In the spring and Autumn the plants have to contend with flood water.
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Help with plants in difficult conditions 
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