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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 14:13

I didn't realise that mulch was also things like slate. I always assumed it pine needles, manure, aged compost, wood chippings. Things that would eventually rot down eventually and should be reapplied each year.


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 12:56

Gosh Joyce! I'm doing the housework in my pants and a t shirt liberated from my partner as it's so hot here. Don't worry I closed the curtains!

Trying very hard to get all the chores done but horrors... the Dyson has died and the engineer won't be out until 2nd August. Anyone with a long haired animal will understand my pain.

The washing machine is going all guns I'm not going to miss the opportunity to enjoy not having clothes drying in the house!

Right I'd best get back to business and resist the urge trip the lounge carpet up.

Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 12:49

Yes I realise mulch does. But this is not suitable for my carnivorous plants as they, like teenagers, like to be so very hard done too and made to suffer at all opportunities.

Perhaps I should, in order to keep the answers I received on point, have phrased the question;

Does putting slate chippings around a plant in a pot have any negative effects?

Could they in actual fact dry (think causing thermal evaporation) the plant out rather than lock moisture in as is the intention?

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Posted: 17/07/2016 at 12:43

This has been reported to the moderators for advertising in breach of their rules.

Raising plants to sell for local Gardening Club funds

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 12:42

Have you tried using this website to sell plants on?

You might even find new members through it.

Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:52

As I walk around my garden I wondered does putting slate chippings on your pots help stop them dry out? Or offer any other benefit than making them look tidier.



Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:37

Morning all. Hard to get enthusiastic for the summer holidays when so many people have lost their reasons to smile.


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 11:37

Joyce: come the school holidays I assist with the rest of the museum, prep for next years schools, run workshops throughout the holidays and generally don't sit down any more than I would if it were a school term! Bit of a blow it means there's never any down time so I can go on holiday but at least it keeps me out of trouble.

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