Lyn Plant-Wells


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Manure

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 13:41

Hi Thanks FB and DFA.


I have two very large sacks of droppings plus 2 compost bag size. I can get at least one, maybe the two smaller bags in my compost bin. I will damp down the rest and use it in 3 months or so. Maybe we'll get some rain in the meantime! 

Manure

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:12

( sorry - hadn't finished!)


...... as the sandy soil is very shallow. However, I don't want to risk burning the existing plants and flowers. 


In a normal southern English summer, we would have had more intermittant rain but it has been very hot and dry here. 


See pics of beds. Front garden (pic 1) needs attention - trying to catch up after being away all of June!  .        

Last edited: 17 July 2017 10:16:41

Manure

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 09:45

Thanks for your input Mike. I don't have a large garden (what is large? half an acre?). I have 3 semi-raised beds in back garden and borders on 3 sides at front. There is very little exposed soil (ie withno plants) therefore, the manure would have to be spread amongst/between plants/small shrubs/roses etc. I am anxious to fill up the beds with organic as much as possible

Identification please

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 14:13

My suspicions. It did grow fairly quickly - although I was away for a month - and no flowers/buds in sight. Wonder what kind of weed it is? Big leaves! 

Identification please

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 22:22

No problem Chrissy!  I was about to pull it out so do hope it's a hollyhock. I have 'regular' ones in my front garden - they have the fungal infection. I was on hols when they started getting it so didn't manage to treat them. .

Last edited: 14 July 2017 22:23:44

Manure

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 13:51

OK. I can get at least one - maybe two - into the bin. The rest will have to stay in the bags. Do you think it needs damping down?

Manure

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 12:26

Thanks guys.   I suppose it's dry due to the very hot, dry weather here in the south.  and just dried out where it lay until collected- from paddocks not stables so no straw. It's quite lumpy - as in the usual appearance of horse poo. Should it be wetted?  I don't have any suitable surfaces for heaps of anything (see pics) as my garden is gravelled with borders/raised beds. I could put a bag of it in my compost bin and I have some very large plant containers but then I suppose that would be much like leaving it in the bags. 


   

Manure

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 11:25

I have obtained 4 sacks of horse manure from the Freecycle site.   It is quite dry and fairly odourless. I know manure shouldn't be used fresh - the chap I collected it from said people either leave it in a heap or keep it in the sacks 'for a bit.'


How long is 'a bit?'  ! !    My borders get very dry - the soil is shallow and sandy -there was all manner of rubbish/ rocks/rubble underneath when the garden had its makeover so I wanted to put it on top asap. (Many plants are half the size of the same variety I shared with my brother who lives in a different area and my roses have terrible blackspot.)


Apologies if this post is under the wrong heading!

Last edited: 14 July 2017 11:27:45

Manure

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 11:25

I have obtained 4 sacks of horse manure from the Freecycle site.   It is quite dry and fairly odourless. I know manure shouldn't be used fresh - the chap I collected it from said people either leave it in a heap or keep it in the sacks 'for a bit.'


How long is 'a bit?'  ! !    My borders get very dry - the soil is shallow and sandy -there was all manner of rubbish/ rocks/rubble underneath when the garden had its makeover so I wanted to put it on top asap. (Many plants are half the size of the same variety I shared with my brother who lives in a different area and my roses have terrible blackspot.)

Identification please

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 11:13

This appeared while I was on holiday. I've been giving it the   benefit of the doubt in case a flower appeared - which it hasn't!


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