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05/07/2014 at 14:12

I just wondered what you peeps thoughts are on this.

My rose beds are covered with a 2in layer of bark-chippings (fine stuff) and when it comes to feeding, I prefer powdered feed rather than liquid.

Although I know the feed will dissolve & get through the mulch eventually, I just wondered if liquid would be my best option.

 

Lyn
08/07/2014 at 01:10

David, if you prefer powdered feed, can you not just scrape back your bark, apply feed then cover again.

I think you should use whatever you are used to, you must be doing right you have a fantastic garden.

Edd
08/07/2014 at 01:21

Compost Dave K. every time! 

Bark chippings can leach the nitrogen out of the soil! 

Yours sounds ok though. Introduce some top composting worms like Eisenia fetida (older spelling: foetida) and let them do the feeding to your plants for you. Think of the £££ you will save.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/vermicomposting-for-begginers/255110.html

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