Earth / Soil Advice
Hi all, some advice required by my ignorant self regarding the best soil or other required for bedding (!?).
on one side of our garden we have a strip on ground (approx 1 metre by 8). Pictures hopefully attached. The current level had dropped about 5 inches over the years through erosion, age, rain and perhaps foxes.
The current soil is quite poor (stoney, clay, chalky - we're on one of the south London hilly lines - and with all sorts of stone and other debris including bits of ceramic, concrete at all) and my plan was to lay some more soil (or other on your advice) to raise it to the level of the path for aesthetic reasons but also to help support the fence which is slightly undermined by the shallowness.
Currently it is beset with weeds (as is the rest of our garden) and the plants we have (no idea what they are - I did warn you!) are all we want. This we are looking for a steer as to eat the best material option would be. Ideally low cost and maintenance. Ideally one that would not encourage weed or pest attack (I'm looking at you Mr Fox).
If any of you gracious gardeners could give this bum a steer I'd be very grateful.
yours in not very green fingers