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Re: Hostas in the woods

Gerry O'Neill wrote:
> Yessir, gimme those woodland gardens, where all you do is dig a hole and
> plop the plant in. (And then stand back so you won't be trampled by
> ravening hoards of slugs).
> Well, I sort of meant fertilizer, though not in the out-of-a-bag sense.
> What I meant was anything in the way of organic matter I can get my hands
> on, aged manure, compost, mulch, whatever. Every year I put all my tree
> leaves through a shredder and pile those on (shredding makes them less
> likely to blow into the neighbors yards and is generally more attractive,
> too). I even drive up and down the streets of Oak Ridge collecting bagged
> leaves from tidier folks.
> In my younger, more foolish days I dug all this stuff in, even "double dug"
> a bed once. That may be why I am reduced to the pile-it-on method I use
> now. My Troy-Bilt sits languishing in the basement. God clearly isn't a
> gardener, or He/She would have given us stronger backs...
> Gerry
> At 02:32 PM 6/24/98 EDT, you wrote:
> >Gerry, if there was one thing I understood about your reply was the reference
> >to the aching back.. Each year this gets to be harder work.  And it certainly
> >sounds good to me that there will be no more soil amending ie: roto tilling.
> >I take it that the reference to top of the soil means fertilizer and water.
> >
> >As for your order for rich black dirt, you can have all you can carry out on
> >your shovel: limit one per customer.
> >
> >Ronnie
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Gerry, You should have been a writer!

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