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Planting flowers around holly tree

Posted by grannabelle 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 10, 11 at 10:04

I am trying to create a semi-shade garden around a very old and very big holly tree. There are lots of dead holly leaves on the ground, do they change the balance of the soil? - can i leave them and just add mulch, soil etc. and plant - or should i try and remove the holly leaves (of course each season they will return). (right now lily of the valley seem to love the area) thanks


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RE: Planting flowers around holly tree

No, they won't change the balance of the soil. They're a problem only in that they're tough and take forever to decompose. And they've got spines. I might rake off the top layer and go from there. Wear gloves.


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