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Heavy loam and clay soils

Usually an above-average nutrient content, but badly aerated and having a tendency to become too dense. After a heavy rain shower, water tends to lie on the surface for several hours.

Characteristics Indicator plantsSoil improvement
stickiness and fine structure
usually a high pH factor
poor air and water permeability
creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
dandelion (Taraxacum offlcinale)
lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
mixing in plenty of sand, coarsely chopped wood shavings, bark compost, peat and other organic matter will help.
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