So basically, my raised flower garden is built on in hard chalky area, common on the UK coast.
I took as much clean topsoil off of the original beds trying not to disturb the chalk (although there is already an element of small chalk chunks in there).
The clean soil I have when watered sets really hard, I have struggled to get anything but weeds to grow in it (in a windowbox), I sometimes fork it to try to create a breakthrough layer but nothing works.
I want to mix it with something to help with the drainage issue, I also wanna add a good compost to it to help my little flowers grow!
What would you suggest?
I'm in such a good position to do the best thing for it, as it stands its nearly ready,it is empty and I have nothing growing in it. I have potted plants ready to be transplanted once its finished and a huge pile of gray chalky clumpy soil growing weeds!