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Chicken Manure

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Does this attract unsavoury insects eg houseflies?



Most manures attract flies.

26 Aug, 2008


I don't scatter the pellets, I make my own patent mix in a large trug whenever I plant something. It consists of mostly home-made compost, the recommended amount of pellets, and a little bought compost. This back-fills the large hole I dig. I suspect that the smell of the pellets if scattered could well attract flies! They do pong a bit, don't they. LOL.

26 Aug, 2008


I suppose after a period of time the smell will die down/disappear????

-Won't it??

26 Aug, 2008


I should think so, as they break up and get taken down into the soil by rain/worms. Are you suffering?

27 Aug, 2008


It's one of those smells you think you smell all day-even after going into the house. However, if I see a difference in my plants next season then it's worth it !

27 Aug, 2008


Oh, I am sure that you will. It seems to be good stuff - even if it does smell. I have bought different brands each year (due to special offers st the time) and some definitely smell worse than others! Next time I go over to the greenhouse I will stick my nose in the current pot and see if it's a less smelly one - I think it is - and let you know the name.

27 Aug, 2008


Thanks SpritzH -you know this one actually states on the container that it has a 'pleasant' odour !!!

27 Aug, 2008


It says GX on the side and it's a yellow plastic box. I'm sure the smelly one was the previous Westland pot. Your manufacturer must have either a strange sense of smell or a good sense of humour!

28 Aug, 2008

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