West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Do Magpie like Bonemeal? - just a discussion
I just planted new young Hedra/Ivy plants and as per advice on one of the websites (I think American Ivy society) added a little bit of Bonemeal. They did advice against Rootgrow. Don't know why as generally I have seen Rootgrow being adviced more than Bonemeal since it has a permanent growth effect on plants. So I read.
The advice was to add bonemeal to the bottom and side of the hole dug for planing and after planting scatter a abit more on the top and fork it in carefully.
My neighbor said to me that I should have gone with rootgrow since stray dogs like bonemeal and they can smell it even under the ground. Fortunately we have no stray dogs in our locality; but on odd occassions I have seen Magpies picking up something near my plants. Don't know if it is the bonemeal or whether it is an insect. Hope it is the insect and not the bonemeal that they were after.
- 20 Jul, 2010