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Horse v Cow

08 September 2014 11:15:34

I was talking to my brother-in-law at the blessing of the graves yesterday...it turns out he can get me horse or cow manure...I need to check how well rotted it is...jerry said the cow manure is a year or so old but not sure about the horse manure...i can get any amount of it happy days....

which should I go for?

andyf7 andyf7 08 September 2014 11:27:06

i would always use cow as a general rule, horse for rhubarb.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 September 2014 11:39:39

Cow manure, definitely. It needs to be at least 6-12months old.

Glenellen Glenellen 08 September 2014 15:32:05

You always need to remember that horse manure often has amounts of undigested oats which can lead to a particular weed problem afterwards.

knocknakillew knocknakillew 08 September 2014 16:50:04

well rotted horse manure works wonders in our garden

KL KL 09 September 2014 19:27:41

Well done at sourcing the poo Matt - I used some cow poo on the flower bed before and it worked wonders but oh my gosh it was stinkin!!! Like TOTALLY VILE !!!! I hope you have a strong constitution lol ..... P.s. Sorry to hear your not in great health at the mo , hope everything works out well buddy :)

Greta Greta 14 October 2014 00:22:30

Hi MattI am aware that you sent me a friend request some time ago but unfortunately the site is not allowing me to accept it for some reason.

The Kip In All It's Glory

04 September 2014 13:05:30

Before anyone gives out ive always called my garden the Kip just same as ive always called Kells the Kip Lol.....

Im off ill again so i decided to take some photo's....there's lots of work to be done but thats on the long finger for the moment...

My artrithis has flared up and any of you poor souls that have it know what a pain that is...hopefully a long coarse of steroids will easy the problem....appointements are been made for other problems....in 2011 i burst an artery an nearly died then had an op in 2012 to solve the problem...im still having big problems in the same area so its back to the Matter to see the uroligist and by the looks of it another op could be on the cards...fingers crossed i might be lucky an avoid that....

Sorry for harpering on about my ill health but i find a trouble shared is a trouble halfed and i do me best to keep the good side out....

Happy gardening and enjoy the late summer sun....

Kind Regards


knocknakillew knocknakillew 04 September 2014 15:33:36

hope every thing goes well for you Matt but what a lovely garden to recover in take it easy 

GOULDILOX GOULDILOX 04 September 2014 15:54:00

Hi Matt  -beautiful photos and and album is lovely too, your garden is looking great- hope you will be feeling well again soon.

I heard once that Extra Virgin Olive OiL mixed with a little Lavendar oil really eases the symptoms of Arthritis.

Geranimojess Geranimojess 04 September 2014 17:41:13

Matt...you groan and gripe all you wish...at least I've company now and when comparing Ailments mine sound Insignificant to your's...hope everything eventually sorts itself out and your back among the Weeds...just remember the Garden will always be there for you...Take it easy...

roofy roofy 04 September 2014 19:38:36

Wish you well Matt,great album.

Jackie Jackie 04 September 2014 20:07:46

Matt Im so sorry to hear that you are unwell again. I know before how unwell you were and I hope this time they can sort it out for you without surgery. Plus arthritis is a right pain alright and hopefully that too will subside in time.

You have a wonderful garden. Your album is lovely and you still have so much colour going on.  So take it easy and enjoy what you have :)

Periwinkle Periwinkle 04 September 2014 21:38:57

Sorry to hear you are not well, Matt, and hope you find relief soon. Your pictures of your garden is lovely. You have lots of colour.


04 September 2014 11:15:44

1st time I've tried them an it won't be the last...

Jackie Jackie 04 September 2014 20:02:29

Did you grow these from seed? Are they a dwarf variety?

I grew mine and they are about  5ft tall.

They are a great addition to the garden and will flower for ages yet too.

fraoch fraoch 04 September 2014 20:28:56

Definitely one of the best annuals. those are looking great!

matt64 matt64 05 September 2014 08:59:13

I bought them and they have stayed quite small....

Only Sedum

04 September 2014 11:10:14

This is my only sedum and its coming into some color...

Jackie Jackie 04 September 2014 20:01:06

Its lovely and you can divide it up and have lots more for next year ;) Great plant for the garden.

3 For aTenner

04 September 2014 11:07:25

I got these begonias in the summer...their still going strong an a bargain to boot...

Jackie Jackie 04 September 2014 20:00:28

Gosh Matt they sure are stunning. And so many flowers on them too. Do you deadhead them or leave them to their own devices?


matt64 matt64 05 September 2014 08:55:45

I leave the Jackie and I find the old blooms drop themselves...


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