Posted: 16/01/2015 at 16:21
There is far too much faffing around these days, too much on the market to get you to spend your money.
The most I ever use is chicken pellets and homemade compost for mulch. Nothing wrong with my garden.
I know certain plants dont grow well here, being 960ft above, and always windy, but I plant what I like and it takes it chance. Roses are not brilliant, the air is to clean and pure, so they say anyway!