Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:55
Dudeni, I can wholeheartedly sympathise. We also bought a new-build house a few years ago. Planting anything at all is a nightmare - the clay is like plasticine and we could almost have built a new house with the boulders we took out when trying to dig holes to plant anything . The borders do fill up with water when the weather is wet (where we live, that's most of the time), but so far, most things have survived. We do have grass but it's a constant fight trying to battle with the moss. I think you have to accept you won't have a great lawn, but with a bit of hard work, ours looks not too bad in the summer .