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RE: Drainage vs rot?

Diana, You write:

>Linda et al, I should have made this point in the last message crt
>the drainage. I have been wondering all summer whether good
>drainage would stop or decrease rot. Seems not in Linda's garden.
>How about everyone else?

Living just outside of Seattle, WA ,where as everyone knows it always rains!, 
I can say that up until last year I had very little problem with rot. But this 
last year I had quite a bit of rot along with leaf spot. Everyone up here says 
that last year was the wetest spring we have had in a very long time. So I 
would venture to say that although rot is a bacteria therfore not caused by 
dampness, the bacteria does seem to thrive better in damp weather.  
Fortunately with diligent scraping cutting and Sulphuring I was able to save 
all the Iris except one.

Jefrie Jenkins
Kent, WA  zone 5

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