Advice · Gardening

Top 5 Plants for Loam Soil

All of the other soil types are fairly easy to find, or even just imagine based on their names. So you might be thinking: “What the hell is loam?!” Well, most of you reading this would probably go out into your garden and discover what loam actually is.

Loam Soil

Loam is a mixture of clay, sand and silt soils. For example, our garden on the right is heavy clay soil and the rest is a mixture of sand and clay (loam, basically).

All loam based soil is great for growing, as they’re extremely fertile, easy to work with and very well draining. This makes it perfect for a range of plants, all you really have to consider is the positioning, and where the plants are going to get the required amount of sun (such as, don’t put a plant that thrives in full sun in the dappled shade under a tree).

Top 5 Plants for Loam Soil

Loam Soil Collage
Top Left: Black Bamboo, Bottom Left: Erythronium “Dog’s Tooth Violet”, Middle: Delphinium, Top Right: Morning Glory, Bottom Right: Wisteria

So there you have it, some of the top plants for loam soil. These are just some of the few that will thrive in loam soil, so don’t feel restricted on what you can grow.

What do you think? If you have loam soil in your garden, then I would love for you to share your own experience, including what plants you have that grow well too.

Please do tell me about your own experiences in the comments below, and share on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook so that everyone can see that loam soil is something to be celebrated.


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