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Compost......we all buy it don't we?

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We all have our favourite multi-purpose compost, so which one do you use and why would you recommend it? do you use pelleted chicken manure on your garden or other similar feed?

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i use composs from our village nursery dotty but cant remember the name sorry and ive run out, also use chicken manure pellets when i plant something new for a good start and will top dress with it in spring, mind you with casper now im not sure about topdressing, cats seem to like it "yak" lol

15 Feb, 2010

 

i use to be a bell ringer, so naturly i prefer "DUNG!" :)))))
ding, dung, ding ,dung
ding dung ding dung
dig dung dig dung
dig dung dig ding!!!!! :)))))))))))))

15 Feb, 2010

 

I usually buy whatever is on offer at our local Wyvale but the last lot seemed very 'woody' and coarse. I do use chicken manure pellets but only in the front garden otherwise Chloe eats them :)

15 Feb, 2010

 

i use peat free compost from focus...its the best peat free i can find. i then mix sand or some garden soil with it for different plants..

15 Feb, 2010

 

I bet Dereks plants grow like the clappers.. Like Gee I use whats on offer, and chicken manure but hate the smell when used as a top dressing. It's good stuff though.

15 Feb, 2010

 

im with you all on the chicken pellets too....

15 Feb, 2010

 

I prefer to use a multi-purpose that has added John Innes, I find it doesn`t dry out as quicky and I get better plants. I use bone meal for healthy root growth and growmore as a good alround feed. I would use chicken manure but I can`t stand the smell!

15 Feb, 2010

 

As much as possible I use homemade compost but when I buy I use Westland multipurpose. I also use Vitax Q4 and Epsom Salt this year I'm going to use chicken pellets and a peg!

15 Feb, 2010

 

I will be probably be using wicks own,as mentioned in an earlier blog,as I found it good last year.When I went to the potato day,I also bought some pelleted manure.This is NOT my name for it...but it is written on the bag as follows...
Sheep---it.! I have had it before,and found it very good.Apparently,it has tiny wool fibres in (it would,wouldn't it? )which also is supposed to help keep the slug
population away,as the fibres stick to them...and they are not happy :o)).
I will check to see if they are smiling,before I throw them over the fence into no mans land,this year:o))I also use growmore and bonemeal too,Sandra,and I used most of my homemade compost last year,so not much ready yet.

15 Feb, 2010

 

B & Q mulit purpose 3 for £10(voted best in Grow your Own magazine) and i use pelleted chicken manure

15 Feb, 2010

 

I make my own compost and leaf mould, but I also buy compost from my local recycling centre where they take my garden rubbish that cannot be composted. I find its very good and costs at least a £1 less for an 80 litre bag.

15 Feb, 2010

 

I try to get the multipurpose with John Innes added as well but it isn't always available. I use the concentrated chicken fertiliser 6X as a general feed - very strong and a little goes a long way. Also use a little bonemeal in a planting hole (but not for ericaceous plants). My own garden compost is mainly used as a mulch for plants that like a good feed and cool roots (such as clematis, hydrangeas, etc)

15 Feb, 2010

 

I also use my own Compost and leaf Mould, and buy Multi Compost
John innes from my local GC. I will have to look into buying it from
my local recycling Centre........Thanks for the information Drc sounds like a good deal! : 0)

15 Feb, 2010

 

this has made very interesting reading, thanks all!
Until now I've used mainly what was on offer/our own, tho we're only just seriously getting going on that front. I'll use some of this useful info many times to refer to I'm sure.
Yes, chicken poo stuff does stink, doesn't it, and i'm not convinced it doesn't attract Mr Fox or the dratted local rat population.

15 Feb, 2010

 

I use the Westland one as well, plus chicken manure pellets, horse manure, blood fish and bone, and my own compost too. Not all at the same time, I hasten to add! LOL.

15 Feb, 2010

 

I rely on my own composts. If I buy anything it is soil conditioner and I use bonemeal as a fertiliser. The chicken pellets are too high in nitrogen for my likeing.

15 Feb, 2010

 

I buy JI No 3 for pot plants. Any multi purpose for potting on. On the garden I use home-made but I have to bury it as for some reason I don't have worms to turn it into a loam. I shred everything that goes in the compost bins, add layers soil but though it rots it remains more or less as it was when I put it in. I make plenty of leaf mould which I use as a mulch on my perennial borders. Today I buried the contents of three bins under one of my veg beds.It would be better if I had worms in my compost. lol

15 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We have two large wooden compost bins that we use alternately plus whatever is on offer also farm yard manure ......

15 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for all of your comments, it has made very interesting reading, have any of you found the compost that you normally buy the formula has been changed?
We use our own compost, as well as multi purpose usually with John Innes added, and we use chicken pellets on the lawn, also bone meal when planting most plants.
Unfortunately cats and dogs are attracted to the pellets, and I believe the fox!!
Derek what kind of DUNG would that be?
Heron I could send you some of our worms, we usually have hundreds!!
Spritz blood fish and bone attracts foxes and Badgers!! sorry....
In the past we have used B & Q for a good deal, but it does vary from year to year.

16 Feb, 2010

 

It a mixture of cow,horse,chiken,rabbit and deer an get mix wiht old straw an hay- it get rahter hot an ripe wehn brake down, but after 18mnth, it seem to do my plnts more good htan my cornflake do me!!!

16 Feb, 2010

 

Homebird- i likin your joke bout clappers- very funy :)

16 Feb, 2010

 

The variety here for my pot plants is Composana and the same make of compost but for seedlings. It always seems to do the plants well with a little added specific fertiliser. Then we have the vegetable garden ....... growing in stony soil (can't help that - we're in the mountains!) with tons of added sheep sh** from our kindly neighbour who delivers it on the flat back of his little tractor. Partner 'earns' it by helping to dig it out of the barn the sheep spend the winter in. Not a nice job! ...... but the veggies love it! I'd like to make my own compost but I have so little to make a pile with! vegetable peelings go into the stock pot, shredded newspaper, cardboard and empty flour and sugar bags are saved to light our fires so all I'm left with for a compost heap are weeds!

16 Feb, 2010

 

I use wickes compost because its close to home and yes i do put chicken manure on my garden once a year.

16 Feb, 2010

 

Derek I am not surprised your plants get going after that selection of Poo!! I would be out of the ground in record time too.
Nariz I certainly would not like the job of cleaning out the barn of sheep sh.. it is not the sweetest smelling sh.. on the planet, you a very good with your recycling well done.
Clarice must give Wickes a go, we are near one of their stores..

16 Feb, 2010

 

I do have to rake it in, Dd, as it also attracts a dog I know called Henry! LOL.

16 Feb, 2010

 

whatever happened to the product "zoopoo" a few years back - couldn't buy it as we lived abroad at the time, but loved the name. Was it just a flash in the pan? (du-dum tschhhhh! on cymbals, thanks)

16 Feb, 2010

 

You appear to live abroad now, from the flag you are waving on your profile, Weeding! LOL.

No idea - I never came across it????

16 Feb, 2010

 

yes Weeding where is the country of feverish excitement???

16 Feb, 2010

 

Zoo poo was supposed to keep other peoples cats off your veg and flower plots. I never tried it so don't know if it worked.

16 Feb, 2010

 

Dd2 - grate joke=make me larfing lots

16 Feb, 2010

 

Derek glad it made you laugh. Weeding it never caught on it was pants (thought I would be polite) we used to buy it to keep the cats off our precious plants and the cats then sat on top of it, so then I had two lots of poo (although the lion poo was much nicer!!!
Spritz our old lab was partial to the pellets as well as the blood fish and bone.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Weeding spill the beans, or are you off with the fairies again lol

17 Feb, 2010

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