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Is sheep manure as good as cow or horse manure?  I ask because I can get an abundance of it.  Also instead of using old crocks for potting can I place sheep fleece in the bottom of pots?  I am digging up a huge plot ready to build up a beautiful garden (I wish)!!!

Italophile

Sheep manure's usually stronger than cow or horse. Bear that it in mind and it's perfectly good. If the sheep has grazed, there can be more weed seeds, I've found.

I was reading something somewhere - or maybe I even heard it on the radio - to the effect that you don't need crocks with modern potting mixes. I use them anyway. I'd prefer them to fleece only because I think they would drain better.

blueberry77

Is sheep manure as good as cow or horse manure?  I ask because I can get an abundance of it.

Sheep manure is top stuff. Higher in potash than cow or horse and makes v.good liquid fertiliser too.

Many thanks for the info.  I'm a novice gardener and I get a little confused about how to achieve the soil Monty gets in his garden.

I have been given some 3 to 4 year old sheep manure for the garden. It contains a large number of reddish brown worms, about one to two inches long &every thin. 

is this ok to spread on the garden?

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GemmaJF

It will be more than OK June. They are young brandling worms by the sound of it. You could collect some of them to start your own wormery. Wonderful things to have in the manure. They will help mix it in, but in time they won't like the conditions in the soil and will be replaced by the normal earthworms. 

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