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Need tips dealing with extra heavy clay soil please

11 years ago

Attempting to plant two 3 gallon "Sunny" knockout roses my son-in-law gave me. Have run into concrete like clay about 8" down. Need at least 10" to plant at soil level in the pot. I'm kinda scrawny, reckon a guy could do better, but have used mattock, large shovel, plumber's shovel and my Kombi toothed shovel. At this point I can only hack out small bits with each vicious stroke of one of the above. Being persistent because this would be a great spot for the roses. Seeking your thoughts.

Filled one hole with water a hour ago, and it has drained but certainly not completely.

TIA, Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA

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