Shallow soil over solid rock

marian_anneJuly 20, 2007

I need to plant an shrub for shelter at the back of a border. The problem is that the soil is only about 10" deep over a solid rock outcrop. The only way to break it would be with a rock breaker which is not an option. I live on the west coast of Ireland so the shrub needs to be wind and salt tolerant. Any suggestions for what /how to plant?

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zone_8grandma

Can you create a container bed? I mean either raise the area so you can add good soil?

I couldn't offer suggestions for specific plants without knowing your zone, sun/shade situation.

BTW I just returned from a visit to Ireland (west coast area from Galway to Dingle). The plants were amazing! I've never seen such large hardy fuschias, even in windy coastal areas.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 11:47AM
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