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Re: Graham's Famous Garden of Stones

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Graham's Famous Garden of Stones
  • From: Croftway@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 02:16:28 -0700 (MST)

I was off-list yesterday, so I only got Clarence's message this morning -
certainly improved my Monday! (-:
But if I were to sell the stones to you American folks, I'd have to develop
new and showier varieties each year, and what about the ones that fall over?
Perhaps I'd have to look to Stonehenge for breeding material - the stones
there have stood up for an awful long time!
Any ideas for stony iris names?

As far as freeze-thaw in Sussex is concerned, we do have a problem, but
nothing like so bad as some areas. Our soil is fairly wet clay with stones
which makes things worse. Three weeks ago we had a two week period of days at
-2C/28F and nights at -8C/18F. Now we have 12C/54F and rain. This can happen
two or three times in what we would call "severe" winters (nothing like some
of you folks have).
So - not a major problem, but it does happen here sometimes.
The purpose of my original comment was to poke a little mild fun at the
suggestion of covering every plant with a brick - fine in a garden, but a bit
impractical for us.

.still laughing.

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