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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
plant and then mulch the soil instead

Many thanks :smile:


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572
    bit of both. 

  • FireFire Posts: 17,374
    I would choose plants that like chalk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,135
    Hostafan1 said:
    bit of both. 

    or even a lot of both  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • gardenman91gardenman91 Posts: 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 Posts: 429
    Bump :smile:
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