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Plants for bed - wet/clay on one side only

I have this tear shaped bed. On the wide side I have healthy Cornish palms and a couple of acers. On the narrow side nothing seems to grow, and the middle is quite wet too. I have tried a twisted willow , but it wilted and now lives happily in another part of the garden



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818

    Sounds like you need some plants for boggy situations unless you can dig the soil and incorporate masses of grit and houmous to open up the soil structure.

    Have a look at plants like rodgersia, filipendula, astilbe, hemerocallis, lysimachia ephemerum, lobelia cardinalis, ligularia, primula to start you off.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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