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Clay soil recommendation

Hello, I’m looking for recommendations for some plants for my front garden - it’s quite a clay type soil, and north west facing but it does get quite a lot of late afternoon sun. Ideally would like something that is bee friendly and something that won’t grow too high as they will be in front of some trees in pots. I prefer English garden type plants, nothing too exotic. Any recommendations would be very welcome please! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    edited October 2021
    What do you mean by 'won't grow too high' ? Do you want evergreens, perennials, shrubs?
    I grow Acteas, Hydrangeas, Japanese anemones, Dicentra, Hellebores etc in that aspect. Lots more too.

    It also depends on how wet or dry the soil is, ie has it been amended well enough or is it wet and sticky? Your local climate also affects the choices.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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