for bulbaholic and avkq47. last december i said how i had gardened for over 50years on light sandy soil, and had just moved to a house with shallow soil with clinker underneath, followed by solid clay. this is an update on your advice. using your ideas and some of mine. i have dug and turned the soil as best as i can (a bit hard in the winter as it was practically under water) i have added more gravel. loosened the clinker and also am in the process of digging up approx; 1 ft of clay under the soil where i can, and i am making as much compost as i can for later. we have grown and started eating potatoes, and have other veg and fruit well on the way. being a bit set in my ways i havent decided yet on raised beds. so thanks for you help, any more advice gratefully accepted. ps i am allowed to dump the clay on waste land at the bottom of my garden.
- 18 Jun, 2012