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By Jan65

North East England, United Kingdom Gb

I planted out my french marigolds last Saturday - and it's done nothing but rain since. The border doesn't drain very well and I'm worried that I'll lose them if they don't get chance to dry out a bit soon. Is it worth covering or protecting them, and if so, how? Any tips - or reassurance - gratefully received.



why not put the garden fork into the soil around the plants and try to improre the drainage. Then try to improve the soil over the winter with grit etc.
I think they will be fine actually. i wouldnt cover them as there will be no air circulation and the plants will go mouldy.

9 Jun, 2010


Thanks seaburngirl, I'll try that. I wasn't sure about covering them for that reason. I'm worried that the roots will rot - it really has rained almost constantly since Sunday!

9 Jun, 2010


where in the ne are you. I grew up in sunderlandhence seaburn in my 'name'

9 Jun, 2010


I'm in rainy Middlesbrough! I can't believe the change in the weather as it was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday when I was planting!

9 Jun, 2010


Sorry to but in, but I'm from Stockton on Tees, and it has done nowt but rain here either.....:o( Still, I suppose it's good for the plants and saves watering, but it sure is giving them a good battering!

10 Jun, 2010


I'm in Hull and it has rained steadily since sunday. But saves watering.

10 Jun, 2010

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