Getting shrubs to grow in ruined soil
Hi, I have a gap in the border between the neighbouring garden and mine. I wanted to put a shrub there for privacy. The problem is that every shrub I put there dies in that patch. In my neighbour's garden there was an old tree stump that she recently had shredded down. Prior to this she did mention pouring diesel on it to stop the suckers popping up.I haven't had a chance to ask her if she did. Either ways the soil there is no good as it's killed a new rose bush and now nearly killed a weigeila I bought. What would be the easiest way to get a shrub to grow in that bad patch? Would it be enough to replace say a bucketful of soil and grow a small shrub in the replaced patch? Or do I need to replace more? I'd rather not as I find digging large amounts of soil difficult.