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By Denise9

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

I have obtained a couple of bags of manure to dig over in my newly dug bed, will this be ok as my soil is between neutral & acid.. Should I put anything else with it too? Thx



Hi Denise what are you planning on using the land for once you've dug the manure in and is it well rotted?

4 Sep, 2013


Hi Moon growe, I only picked up the manure today so was going to dig it over tomorrow Not sure what state it's in.. Does it matter? The bed will have a mix of grasses, sambuca nigra, heucheras pittosprums & indigofera... my list is quite large & wouldn't want to bore you with it

4 Sep, 2013


Manure is normally used on the vegetable garden, I'm not sure what effect it will have in a flower border. If the manure isn't well rotted then there is the possibility of the roots of plants being burnt - unless you leave for several months before planting.

5 Sep, 2013


Thanks again, I really didn't know, so may not put it in. Me thinks i'll leave it to rot down then put on my veg patch instead.

5 Sep, 2013


Would make more sense Denise

5 Sep, 2013

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