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Re: Clematis problem


Not saying that rocks do not have a place, but my problems with them: they tend to heat up the area around the roots when the area where they are used is in sun, and if they are placed on bare soil, they have a tendency to work their way down into the soil, which makes working the beds for compost/fertilizer/new plantings a real pain. (And I don't even want to start discussions of rocks + landscaping cloth!
Cathy
On Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 12:55 AM, Marge Talt wrote:

Actually, Cathy, I think plants love rock mulch...most of them seem
to love rocks in any form.  Assorted organic detritus sifts down and
becomes humus and the rocks keep the soil moist and cool, as you
found.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>

A mulch should take care of the "shade" part. I don't like rock
mulch,
but the soil underneath the rock was damp and cool...at least for
now.
Cathy
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