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Which is Better Cow or Horse ??

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 15:25

I would consider the soil to be NOT heavy and we have fruit tree's in LARGE oak Barrel sections which obviously need feeding more than they would if planted in the ground. 

I have used Blood & Bone Meal in powder form for the last couple of years and the Plum tree I thought had seen better days as fruited well this season

Someone told me Old used Coffee grinds are good for Rose's ?? and I mulched the rose bush with that last winter. Which also seems to KEEP the local cat's off the front garden

I think I will Mulch down with Equine Manure this Autumn

Trail and Error  

Which is Better Cow or Horse ??

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 12:28

The Smells are something I expect having previously used Cattle Manure from the same source in the past.

It is something our neighbors commented about the other year but them being what I would call Die Hard Townies their remarks just brought a smile to my face & the smell only hung around for a few hours.

But since the last time my source has purchased an Horse so he says I can choose which variety I require ??

He tells me the Equine version is well rotted which I have read is a requirement with Horse Manure as was the Bovine stuff he supplied me the other year

I consider Manure to be Manure and Both Horse & Cow appears to eat the majority of the same food types. I just thought given the choice which Brand would be Best for my requirements.

Which is Better Cow or Horse ??

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 11:38

I have been given the opportunity to get my hands on ( in buckets or Bags ) an amount of Manure !

Which will be best for my uses of surrounding fruit tree's / Roses

Horse or Cow ? or does it make little or No difference 

How do I make raised beds

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 12:27

Raised Beds who's advice do I follow ??

Some say put Hard Core on bottom some say Don't put hard core on bottom.

Some say use layer of Manure,Some say Don't use layer of Manure so worms can easily enter

We have decided on using Old Railway Sleepers for the construction. They will be situated on old lawn area & back filled using soil from previous diggings around the property.  

Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 19:18

Thanks all

It appears (like I kind of thought ) wooden sheds seem to be the top choice.

The ones we already have needs replacing after 10yrs to the best of our knowledge. But even in their sorry state I would say they are better than the options from our local DIY superstore which really do appear to be made of little more than cardboard.

Well made ones run into hundreds But I guess would last for far far longer. The old concrete style we had for All my childhood down the bottom of my parents garden DO NOT appear available any more.

Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 19:08

I would Welcome your opinions on which shed I should spend my well earned money on ??????

Wooden / Plastic / Metal

After mending and making do over the last few years, I have come to the end of my capabilities and have to replace. These things are Not cheap to purchase but what material should I be looking at.

I was once told by a "man in the pub" that the Metal ones suffer from condensation and every thing gets wet from the inside.

Please enlighten me with your Knowledge 

recycling plant pots?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:49

Our council recycling collection will Not take any regardless that they carry the "can be recycled " marks on them.

So I stand on them break them down and put in the bottom of the collection box when empty a few at a time. Then put the rest of the weeks recycling on top over the week. 

It seems to work and I don't think its them that the collectors spread / drop all over the road and grass verge week after week during their visit.

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:24

I have seen a Clematis that was in flower early in spring with orange / pink flowers and loads of colour. It was in a pub car park and it was covering their sign. I might pop and and take a cutting ( yes I will ask first )

Would love to include an Honeysuckle But don't think there's enough for ALL 3 ???

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:21


I wish to purchase a Clematis to grow up an arch which already as a Rose growing up one side and slightly across top.

The Rose flowers from April (ish) so I would like a small early flowering Clematis with plenty of blooms (which most seem to have) which will display prior to the Rose

Any ideas which ???


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:03

Planted New plant earlier this year, was told Not to harvest it for first season. So what do I do with the large leafs ect ect ???? Will they just die down ?? 

Oh its growing in a large pot Not garden should that make a difference to your advice

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