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Why does one site say don't mulch pinks

On plant Dianthus plumarius



I think they might rot at the base - that's the only thing that strikes me at the moment.

24 Aug, 2010


A lot of the hardier pinks do better with a mulch of fine gravel, if you have to mulch them--many are native to tor tops and scree slopes!

24 Aug, 2010


Yes, exactly, Tug - I should have qualified what I said - to me, a mulch is a layer of compost, so I'd say that damp compost around a Dianthus would probably kill it, wouldn't you?

24 Aug, 2010


Yep. Okay with something that dries out fast, but anything that holds water is stressful for them.

24 Aug, 2010

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