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Can you please advise me on low maintenance plants/small trees that take in a lot of water.I have just got extra slabs layed in my garden as I am wheelchair dependant and on the grass areas when it rains its like a swimming pool.thanks.



I'm afraid that even planting damp-loving plants won't get rid of your problem. You really need to get someone to improve the drainage, perhaps by digging a ditch and filling it with gravel, like a soakaway, or possibly laying pipes to take the excess water.

Is the soil clay? That can also be improved by digging in lots of compost and grit, as well as organic material.

27 Aug, 2011

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