Perlite or grit or neither?
Hoping someone more experienced can offer some advice. I’ve got some lilies and dahlias I’ve grew from bulb/ tuber I’m looking to plant out.
Unfortunately as I’ve learned my garden borders can be very waterlogged (spring bulbs didn’t survive the winter) and I’ve read its best to add some grit before planting these.
Despite searching everywhere for weeks I cannot get a hold of horticultural grit at the moment and GC’s are still closed in Scotland.
So what I’m asking is would you recommend simply waiting (could be many weeks till places start to get any aggregates in stock) or would perlite work in a border instead?
I’ve got plenty of farmyard manure I plan to add in to this area prior to planting and I’m going to try remove the worst of the clay chunks as well.
Any advice greatly appreciated.