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By Vert

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I have clay soil, any ideas for shrubs please? How about Photina Red Robin or a viburnum are they suitable?



Mix plenty of organic matter into the soil you dig out of the planting hole. Throw about a cm of the amended soil back into the hole and scratch it in to make a transition layer: any sudden change in soil texture can stop the drainage. Be sure to leave about 1/2 cm of the original root ball showing once it is planted: Clay soil easily smothers the bases of the stems when it's piled up against it. Top dress with organic matter twice a year to maintain good soil structure, and lots of earthworms.

18 Jan, 2011


If you go to the bottom of the page you'll see the alphabet strung out from left to right - click on C and select clay plants, or clay/sun plants, for ideas.

18 Jan, 2011

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