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I'm going to plant a Jasmine so I can have it along one wall in my garden (it's for my bees) but the soil in my yard is all clay and rocks, I have compost and a worm farm so the soil quality won't be an issue it's just digging the hole that's the problem.

Any other time I've had to dig into the soil it's taken days of wetting it and digging it out bit by bit with a spade but that's only been to put posts in for the bee hive to rest on (a fairly narrow but deep hole). Anything else not in pots has been on a layer of soil built on top of the ground but that won't work for where the jasmine is going.

Any tips would be helpful, I've looked around but the tips are for men and I'm not very strong.

I'm going to plant a Jasmine so I can have it along one wall in my garden (it's for my bees) but the soil in my yard is all clay and rocks, I have compost and a worm farm so the soil quality won't be an issue it's just digging the hole that's the problem. Any other time I've had to dig into the soil it's taken days of wetting it and digging it out bit by bit with a spade but that's only been to put posts in for the bee hive to rest on (a fairly narrow but deep hole). Anything else not in pots has been on a layer of soil built on top of the ground but that won't work for where the jasmine is going. Any tips would be helpful, I've looked around but the tips are for men and I'm not very strong.

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[–] ellienoire 0 points (+0|-0)

You can avoid digging if you have some money and spare time by making a raised bed.

Unfortunately that won't work for the area I'm using, I literally need two holes that are 30cm (12 inch) wide and 17cm (6.6inch) deep, if the root balls are smaller it won't even be that big.

I've have tried raised beds before but I can't use anything treated because of the chemicals so everything rots after a year for two.