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Your garden looks extremely neat and tidy! Would you have room for a compost heap if you disguised it? The best thing to hold moisture in the soil is compost from a compost heap. You just throw any kitchen waste (vegetarian), old paper, cardboard clipping from plant, lawn mower waste etc onto the heap. Then you can use it as a mulch or top dressing or you can dig it in. Either way, it will store moisture in the earth for you. And all for free.
I think the comfrey provides lots of nutrients, a sort of natural Miraclegro, but it doesn't provide bulk or moisture retaining stuff.
This is long term I know, but in the old days when things didn't have to move at such a rapid pace, we used to grow a crop of spuds on new-build land, before giving it over to other uses.
The process (digging, mucking & hoeing) cleans and improves the soil tremendously.
I'm planing on trench/hole composting. My garden is small, smaller than the OP's by the looks of things, and I'm not sure i have space for a composter. But I want to get rid of kitchen and garden waste and improve my soil. This seems like an ideal way of doing it. Probably start in the autumn and begin digging it in to rot down over the winter months.
And cover crops/green manures are what I'm hoping to use too.
Comfrey and Nettle teas look like a good idea. Plan on getting some nettles from the countryside. Not sure of Comfrey grows in the wild?
Try the Green Gardener site they have compost wormer provide good healthy compost and liquid feed from your household waste looks really good although costs a little bit should work wonders methinks.
If your local authority collects green waste for composting, they may well sell it back to you in bags. Variable quality depending on where you live (we were lucky, Castle Morpeth compost won awards!) but usually cheap, and good for spreading thickly on your soil to improve it.
Nothing other than well rotted horse muck for my garden. My partner runs an equestrian centre and trains horses though.
We give tonnes of it away to gardeners too.
Rather than going to Homebase and buying it, you'd be better off going to a riding centre and asking if you can have some if you take it away. Just take some poly bags and a shovel and you'll find it's pretty typical for them to just let you have it.