New life for a neglected 'rockery'.
triciakate Posts: 18
A fairly small bank in the garden we took over 18 months ago consists of random rock placed on the surface of soil that seems close to neat clay. I can enroll my adult children as rock movers but I need advice on what we should add to the soil to achieve something in which alpines (nothing too delicate) will be happy to grow.
This may be helpful
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
I'd lose the rocks and just plant things that like clay (e.g. gernaniums, hellebores, possibly hostas, foxgloves, sedums) and have a nice flowery bank that way.
I also have a shady bank with primulas, pulmonaria, foxgloves, honesty, hardy fuschia, ferns and a couple of hostas.