Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:38
I added 'well rotted' manure (bagged from the garden centre) along with compost (bagged etc etc) and top soil (bagged etc) to the existing soil and sand base (it used to be a block paved patio in that area) only weed treatment has been spot treatment using that gel but well away from the plant.
This area is a large new flower bed with all new plants so I'm happy to accept advice - I thought feeding would be good in the first year - perhaps I've overdone it? However nothing else is affected...in fact I've been pleased with the health of the plants.
One thing I've not done is test the PH level??