Claggy when too wet

sets to concrete in the dry

blooming Bristol clay.


by Scooj

Digging my allotment is a trial. The soil is clay based and no matter how much organic matter I chuck in, the clay seems to rise to the surface. When it is wet it is impossible to dig, everything sticks to everything. When it is dry, it becomes so hard that pushing a spade into it causes a jarring sensation and breaking the lumps is serious hard labour. Perhaps I should move.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

One thought on “Clay”

  1. A friend of mine had similar difficulty with her allotment but definitely improved things over time with the help of working a few bales of straw into it slowly but surely as well as a lot of other things but she puts the main improvement down to the straw
    Certainly a cheap thing to try . . .


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