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Clematis roots need shading?

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Colleen View Drop Down

Joined: 26 Sep 2014
Location: Orpington
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    Posted: 26 Sep 2014 at 11:26pm
To shade or not to shade clem roots? I have some planted through an obelisk ,cannot think what I could wrap around the base of Obelisk, to shade and or keep the foxes from breaking stems ,any ideas will be very welcome thanks.
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flyfisher View Drop Down

Joined: 14 May 2015
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  Quote flyfisher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2015 at 5:25pm
Have you tried mulching? Some folk use tiles or similar to shade. I'm afraid these just attract the molluscs.
I find a smooth small stone gravel quite useful. Other folk have had success with bark, coco shell and coir.
Have no experience with foxes.
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