Posted: 25/01/2018 at 17:29
This may sound like a bizarre question, however I'm giving it a go.
I have a wide variety of plants in my garden. I have a clay type soil (not massively heavy clay but obviously clay especially in certain areas).
Since living here in 2014 I regularly (annually) feed plants (perennials, shrubs, fruit trees) with relevant material. I follow guides on the RHS website on when to feed my fruit trees, each particular shrub etc. I also then give hungry perennials such as dahlia top ups through the late summer/autumn.
How do I know if I am feeding too much. I'm led to believe clay soils are good at retaining nutrients so I mostly feed annually.
Should I concentrate more on mulching and less on feeding? I am in the process of producing a fairly decent compost heap but not sure how far it will travel around the garden. Mulching can be mighty expensive if I want to fill the whole borders.
I apologise for the vague question. Please try not to shoot me down.