Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:55
Hello the fosters
I dug out a large conifer...not leylandii....some 3 years ago. Did it in late autumn/early winter. Also removed an old pond in same area.
I poured in large amounts of garden compost, rotted turf, soil from veg patch, manure and fish blood and bone and mixed the lot together. The growth has been spectacular...heleniums, astilbes,'astrantias, hostas, anemone wild swans, hackonechloa, dwarf kniphofias, imperata red baron, tiarellas, heucheras, foliage plants, etc.etc.
If you are clearing such an area you might as well take the opportunity to get plenty of goodness in there rather than just add soil from elsewhere. The soil will be impoverished anyway. Think grand...a chance to get some really good growing conditions there