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By Geinor

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We are developing a small steep bank at the rear of our garden. The ground has copper waste and ore in it. Can we use the this to incorporate rockeries or is it unsuitable for plants?
Gaye Lowans



I would have thought it unlikely that any plants would grow on land contaminated with copper waste and ore. You could try sowing some annual flower seeds on an area you have cleared of weeds, assuming weeds grow there, and see how they do or take a small sample and try to grow cress on it. You might want to ask the Environment Protection Agency for advice or the RHS if you are a member.

4 Jul, 2012

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