We live in the foothills of the Masif Central (France). We have four seasons and the temperature range is between +35 and -20C. We have cleared brambles from large areas of the stream and planted Rhododendrons. However we have some Photinia 'red robin' and want to know the most advantageous place for them.
The stream banks are in partial shade but the soil is wet when the stream is high (late autumn to early spring). We have areas in full sun but the soil is dry during the summer (although I could pump up water from the stream at a pinch). We also have a possible area that recieves full sun from mid afternoon and I can 'gravity water' this area.
The stream bank would be good but is it too wet? Which area is best?
- 20 Nov, 2008