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Clay soil

Ready-made borders Open border plan The problems with having a heavy clay soil are that it is prone to compaction, can tend towards waterlogging, and is usually backbreaking to work with. The bonus is that it can be the most fertile of all the different soil types. A good way

Planting tips: A good way to improve the structure of a clay soil is to dig in loads of sharp sand mixed together with garden compost or well rotted manure.

The plants in this border will thrive in a partially shaded, 4m by 2m bed.

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Total: £270.67

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Ligularia 'The Rocket'


£8.99 1 in stock £8.99
Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird'


£0.00 0 available to order from autumn £0.00
Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea Group'

bugbane (syn. Cimicifuga)

£8.99 5 in stock £44.95
Choisya ternata

Mexican orange blossom

£12.99 1 within 3 weeks £12.99
Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

plume poppy

£0.00 0 available to order from summer £0.00
Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'


£8.99 3 in stock £26.97
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'

paeony / peony

£14.99 3 in stock £44.97
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow'

granny's bonnet

£5.99 5 in stock £29.95
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'


£4.99 1 in stock £4.99
Polemonium caeruleum

Jacobs ladder

£6.99 3 in stock £20.97
Bergenia 'Silberlicht'

elephant's ears (syn. Silverlight)

£6.99 1 in stock £6.99
Astrantia 'Roma' (PBR)


£7.99 3 in stock £23.97
Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring'

Siberian bugloss

£7.99 1 in stock £7.99
Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (× arendsii)

false goatsbeard

£0.00 0 available to order from summer £0.00
Hosta 'Devon Green'

plantain lily

£6.99 1 in stock £6.99
Delphinium 'Black Knight Group'


£5.99 5 in stock £29.95
Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'


£0.00 0 available to order from summer £0.00