horse manure

siobhan reynolds asked 12 years ago

I have a large garden with a mixture of flower and shrub beds, they are in bad need for a feed, would you recomend spreading well rotted horse manure

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Horse manure is a fine source of organic material and some nutrients, however, it tends to make soft growth if over-used.

If the plants are very hungry, you could use a little dressing but most shrubs and flowers in good ordinary soil generally do not need additional feeding.

Too much growth can make flower soft and prone to wind-throw, and shrubs vigorous, too large and carry fewer flowers.