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I have some Leucanthemums in my garden. I will soon cut back and want to mulch the area. However, they have some healthy leaf growth at the base. Will mulching over the top of this be committing Leucanthemum homicide?


  • I'd mulch around rather than over.  I sometimes mulch around the crowns of special plants with a bit of grit, helps keep the area drained and free from slugs and snails.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • clkclk Posts: 95

    So, does the mulching advice above go for all plants or are there some you can get away with mulching over the top?

  • Thanks Verdun and Dove. Good question clk? I too would be interest to know that.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    clk -I'm happy to be wrong but I mulch over hosta's and anything else which has  disappeared under grown by now, apart from rubarb and mulch round this but then rubarb doesn't totally disappear the crown can still be seen above ground. So any thing with a crown showing gets a mulch round, anything not showing gets mulched over.

    I mulch Oct/Nov so some stuff hasn't quite died back yet, ferns for instance so they get a mulch round.

    Hope that's helpful.     

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