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Preferred method of planting

Hi everyone, I’m curious as to what people think is the preferred method of planting for chalky soil with elements of clay. Would you:
improve the soil and then plant
OR
plant and then mulch the soil instead

Many thanks :smile:

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,616
    bit of both. 

    Devon.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,077
    I would choose plants that like chalk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    Hostafan1 said:
    bit of both. 

    or even a lot of both  :)
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  • gardenman91gardenman91 BrightonPosts: 429
    The specific plants are roses and penstemon. For roses could you improve on planting and mulch after, both with rotted manure or would it be too much?Fire said:
    I would choose plants that like chalk.

    Well yes of course :)

  • gardenman91gardenman91 BrightonPosts: 429
    Bump :smile:
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