Will wet feet hurt this clemantis?
Just for a little background, I just planted this a month ago. It's about 5 yrs. old and came out of gallon pot that had been planted in ground. I don't know what it is.
Put in perfect spot, so I thought, on side of my front steps -- where foliage gets sun but roots don't get as much.
But then roof guy put up rain deflector above my steps (don't have gutters). This was to prevent a 'waterfall' of rain hitting the steps.
Works great, but NOW, the rain runs off right down onto the root area of my Clem. When it rained yesterday, I noticed water pooling up around it plus it's gonna erode the soil.
This isnt' good, is it?
I put in a call to the roof guy to come move the deflector but wanted to get input from y'all about 'wet feet' in case we go thru several rains that happens. Anything special I should be doing to keep it happy until then?