What type of soil
auntyaud2002 Posts: 4
Moved into my house 2 years ago and had the back garden cleared of bamboo and leylanders leaving a blank garden. Had then the middle lawned with the edges of the garden topped with grey slate so I could put potted plants on top. Now decided I would like to get rid of this slate and start planting some plants. Do I just dig holes and put in MPC or top soil or a mixture. Not really sure where to start.
If you can post a photo or two, that may help with any further advice
If you're in England, you can pop your postcode into this site and it will tell you what the general soil conditions are where you live-
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
It looks quite a sunny garden, so you'd have plenty of things to choose from. Would you consider widening the borders a bit ?
I would get a soil testing kit either from the Garden Centre or online, this will also give you a good idea of the type of soil, acid, alkaline or neutral. Test several different areas as it might not be the same all over.
Preparation of the soil is the key. Before you start planting, once you know what you've got you can start to plan and plant accordingly .