Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:40
Maybe get some good organic matter into the ground (compost/manure) and if the soil is really poor some top soil as well. Compost is not expensive, find decent stuff is, but if you are just looking to improve large areas then the cheap stuff will. keep an eye out at b&q, my local one was selling the 125L (mega heavy) for £2.50, they are very difficult to shift around.
Top soil is very expensive from the big sheds, you are looking at £12 for 4 small bags - 25L - i add compost to the ground everytime i plant anything new.