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    burnie is offline Cropper
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    If all else fails dig it out, have a pond and make some pots for plants with the clay.
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    Don't stamp it all down. The soil food web (microscopic life) needs air which is another reason to compost and add organic materiel. Puddle in new plants to settle soil around roots but trample as little as possible except for brassica.
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    Perfect, thanks very much for the replies everyone

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    I've got clay too, clay stores many many nutrients but just needs to be broken down so you can work it.
    Over the past few years I have been adding my own compost, shop bought compost (buy the bags that is ripped you get a hefty discount!) and a few bags of alpine grit. I also add perlite to potted on veg until they are ready to go out and when the veg is done it remains in the ground so that will add a bit more drainage.
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