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Wet Spring?

Will Murch

Wet Spring?

Sometimes Winter and Spring can be very wet. When this happens it is vital to keep an eye on your plants. Plants in free draining and nutritious soil will have loved this weather and be really happy but if they are in heavier soil then give them a check up as they hate getting wet feet in soggy ground.

Check that they are not planted too deep, the top of the rootball should be 3cm proud of the ground.  If they are recently planted you can easily raise it yourself by putting a spade under and packing soil underneath. 

Cover with the soil around the plant with plenty of pine bark chips, this will keep soil moist and add humus to your soil over time, which will loosen it up improving the drainage.

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