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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:54

My questin was really about branded bags labelled as "farmyard manure".  Used to get 6x, for example, which was dehydrated, concentrated cow/ horse manure.  I don't see this in garden centres now ...just recycled vegetation Hyped as "manure"

i will go online to see if 6x or similar is still available 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:57

They will add growth soon.....mine now...and flower

think best if sown in spring to flower following spring

a few weeks spaced in my veg patch (rich soil) during late summer produces large plants.

Although  not a cold winter really, my wallflowers are later than usual. some are flowering and the rest ready to.  Have a row of one colour edging veg patch ......occupying runner bean trench .  Had yellow wallflowers and white daffs there last spring.

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:49

well, no smell, convenient esp for small jobs...viz., mulching individual plants

there are plenty of farms  locally if I wanted a big load but not at this time of year

ornamental holly bushes

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:46

are they in pots Brenda?

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:45

no Robmarston, you cant keep them as stored tubers throughout the summer.  Pot them up and keep well fed and watered.

Aftercut all in one - URGENT!!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 14:03

If it does scorch Shamrock just rake your lawn gently in couple of weeks and lightly re seed.  It will be fine.  Not a big lawn so not a big job.


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:59

Blue boa is a little hardier than black adder I think.....certainly easier to propagate as every one seems to grow and more rounded leaves. Serrations develop on older leaves...I.e. As opposed to fresh new leaves ...and Yviestevie just rub the leaves of blue boa. They are aromatic as are most agastaches.  

black adder and one or two other agastaches are showing now in the garden.

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:45

Yviestevie, I resemble that remark 

Aftercut all in one - URGENT!!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:19

Well, it does seem you have overdone it Shamrock.  Make sure you water it well in. No, if you only have such a small lawn, I,wouldn't add to the dosage.  

its also a little early I think to feed your lawn.  Better to wait a month.  See what it looks like then because the lawn may not respond to early feeding anyway


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:11

You growing them for next year little-Ann?  

They look good right now.  Pot them individually now.  When growing well....prob couple or three weeks.....nip out tops.  I pinch out 3 or 4 times.  Best then planted out in rows 30 cm apart and then transplanted to their final positions in September

My wallflowers on average are 60 cm plus and are excellent specimen 

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