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Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:52

Great, thanks for the help.


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:24

Thanks everyone for all the advice - a great help.


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:27

I'm going to have a go at making my own liquid feeds from comfrey, nettles and manure - in separate bins. I've found the 'recipes' and diluting rates for each but I'm not sure about where to use them.

Does anyone know which liquid is best for which plants please?



Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:21

I have access to fresh horse manure, I understand it's best to leave it for 6 months before using. Can I add it to my compost heaps (which includes hen droppings) or should it be kept separate until it's useable?

Horse manure

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:10

Ah, good job I haven't already done it then! Thanks to sotongeoff and Palaisglide disaster has been averted.

Horse manure

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 10:39

Hi there

I have access to some fresh horse manure. I was thinking of spreading it over my veg plots after I remove crops and just turning it in lightly (to stop my dog rolling in it!) then digging it in next Spring. Would this be ok or should I leave the manure in a pile? I think I read somewhere that horse manure is highly acidic and shouldn't be used immediately. If so how long do I have to wait - any advice about the the best way to make use of it would be very welcome.

Pear tree problem

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:21

No maggots or other beasties inside mine either. I hope it wasn't the weather because it's not much better this year! I've looked everywhere I can think of but can't find any info about the problem - very frustrating.

Pear tree problem

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 12:35

Last year my pear tree set fruit but they were very small, maybe the size of a large marble. Then they went dark brown and the skin was like crazy paving. Does anyone know what caused this please and what I do if it happens again?

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Horse manure

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