Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:52
Interesting soils there Librarians Garden
even if it takes time its worth it getting every soil area as healthy as possible. ,no short cuts to this as your plants will reflect growing conditions. Unhappy plants will struggle and look awful. "happy" plants look healthy, vibrant, robust and attractive.
that hardcore? How thick is it? can you loosen it bit by bit, break it up? Weeds will grow anywhere....on concrete, tarmac, in sand, in water etc.....but it doesnt mean your own plants will.
with your topsoil try to mix in manure....you can buy bagged dried manure...or garden compost with it.
It really does pay to get your soil as rich in organic matter as possible.....it means thriving plants and easy cultivation thereafter.