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Sloping Rockery

Hi - very new person to this forum here!  I have pulled up bags and bags of ivy, nettles, brambles and other weeds which have been there for well over 20 years.  I now have found soil with some rocks and have decided that the area will become a rockery.  It's very sloping upwards, south facing and gets the sun most of the day.  

The soil seems fine - do I need to put fertilizer on, and /or compost and if so what type.  I want to finish this digging out ready to plant things as soon as possible.  I am looking to plant mainly alpines / heathers etc.

Any ideas would be gratefully received image



  • Welcome,Helly!  Plants which like to grow in 'rockery' conditions generally don't need extra fertilizer so I wouldn't bother if the soil looks good.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • thanks BobTheGardener!  I'll give it a go and see what grows!  Does anyone have an particular Alpines that they like?

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