20 April 2010 22:33:23
Thank you for all your good wishes and helful advice. It seems as though the article I read was a little doom and gloom. It is better to rot it down a little and let the rain at it to wash away some of the salt. but it is not the end of the world to do what I did. Brigette had told me not to put it near the roots of the trunk of the trees as it containes a good bit of lime. so I was very careful and hopefully did not cause too much damage to any of the plants,and I didnt go anywhere near the trees just in case. The lucky thing is that we only do a smallish piece of the border at a time. so alls well that ends well. Thanks agaqin for all your help and advice. Needless to say the other three blocks are as we speak rotting down. (and producing mushrooms Soup anybody?)
Jacinta - We got the compost in our local mushroom growers, and we were told to take as much as we wanted . FOR FREE!!!! Maybe look up your local grower and give them a call, They can only say no.