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    The question is ' Do stones multiply' Everytime I dig I take out stones, then I go to the shed to make a cup of what cheers, return to my dig and there are more stones on the surface. I am sure the stones as well as weeds grow when it rains, because the surface I have finely tilled has stones on it when there weren't any before. Am I paranoid or am I stoned.

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    Well.. hopefully not stoned bootie

    Nope mine seem to multiply in my garden. Well, actually broken bits of plate seem to mulitply the most. I wish I'd kept all the bits now, I expect I could make a lovely collage
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    I wouldn't take them all out Bootie for the following reasons
    1. The soil under a stone is always moist
    2. They help wth drainage
    3. I'm an idle git
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    Stones will eventually work their way to the surface - don't ask me how they do it, they just do ! Just keep raking them off - you will win eventually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick the grief View Post
    I wouldn't take them all out Bootie for the following reasons
    1. The soil under a stone is always moist
    2. They help wth drainage
    3. I'm an idle git
    Thanks nick!
    The first reason 'not on my site I am in the South west and rain is not a lot'
    The second its only the 'biggish ones' ones im getting out
    The third reason I never knew that!

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    why do you think he grows one foot at a time then???

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    Hello Bootie, yes stones do work their way to the surface and on that kind of ground I don't think you ever get to the end of them. On the other hand, they don't do any harm and are probably beneficial. A previous garden I had was very stoney but it was very fertile. I think you'll just have to learn to love your stones.

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    i have the same problem with broken glass, this year we have been to the tip 3 times with a pick up full (and i mean full!!!) of bags and boxs of broken glass and it still keeps coming!
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