Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:40
Hi Victoria, buying manure from a garden centre is easy but expensive especially as you have a fairly large plot. If you call in at a local stable yard and ask if you can help yourself to muck, most are more than happy to let you as they need to get rid of it. Its hard work to dig out, but some stables bag it up ready to sell. Some gardeners come to our yard for muck and bring bags of carrots for the horses in exchange! Take your own bags (compost bags are good) or ask the people at the stables if they have any feed bags going spare (thats what I use).
Make sure its the really black stuff under the fresh manure as that will be the most rotted.
You should find your worm population increase and the soil much easier to dig.