Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
We have moved back to the U.K. after 10 years in Spain.
We have bought a house in Nottinghamshire with a reasonably manageably sized garden. The soil contains a lot of sand.Sandy/loamy ,free draining and easy to dig over even when wet.
We have, so far added some cow manure to areas we have planted e.g. where I'm attempting to grow runner beans. t
We have started a decent sized compost bin but it's going to be a while, probably 12 months,before it will be in a usable condition.
Should I dig in horse or cow manure next Autumn? Would peat be a good addition to the soil?
It really needs something to hold the soil together and to fertilise it. I'm sure that nutrients will probably wash away quite quickly.
Any tips would be appreciated.
- 26 Jun, 2011