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  1. #1
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    Question Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    West side of my barnyard is heavy,wet ,grey clay, sweet yellow clover and crimson struggle and so does alfalfa .

    Anyone have any ideas, suggestions ?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    I don't know about grey clay, but white dutch clover does great in red clay.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    Mint, as for shrubs, I suggest privit, even sumac.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    Thanks for the replies

    Ben, which variety of privet- seems to be quite a few ?

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    Default Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    Amend your soil, then you can grow anything you wish.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    I think the golden rod will do fine.
    They grow crazy in heavy yellow clay soil, alright.
    You can surely try and see.

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