Plants for a Purpose

Deutzia x hybrida Magicien Plants for clay soils (Neutral to slightly acid)

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Clay soils hold moisture during the winter months and often dry out and crack in the summer. They can be improved by adding humus such as leaf-mould, compost or well rotted manure and grit. Plants that do well in this type of soil are hardy and not difficult to grow often thought of as ‘ordinary’ they incude many excellent trees and a choice of deciduous and evergreen shrubs.

Buddleja davidii Dartmoor

Plants for shallow chalk soils
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Shallow chalk soils are alkaline so ericaceous subjects are not suitable. They are generally well drained and can be improved with the addition of well rotted compost, leaf mould or manure all of which help to hold the moisture. Mulching in the spring will also buy xanax from canada online help to hold the moisture in.

ilex aquifolium Bacciflava Trees and shrubs that tolerate both extreme alkalinity and acidity

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These plants are very hardy.

Amelanchier canadensis Trees and shrubs suitable for damp sites

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Plants suitable for soils that are moist throughout the year but not literally under water or where the planting holes fill up when dug

Plants suitable for shady places

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Remember that shade can be in various degrees, it can be dappled, not have much direct sunlight or be under the canopy of dense headed trees which is a very difficult situation with very limited options.

Ceanothus delilianus Gloire de Versailles Plants suitable for industrial areas

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These plants are generally easy and tough with the ability to cope with high pollution levels.