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Horse manure for a hedge?

 
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Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 2:54 pm    Post subject: Horse manure for a hedge?  Reply with quote    

I'm digging a trench To plant a hedge.

I've a ton of very old, rotted horse manure. Can I line the bottom of the trench with it?

Cheers!

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yes

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

making a path for roots ,making soil rather than clay ,adding nutrients and water retention all are good for hedges

yes and yes

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You would be better incorporating it with the soil IMHO, but either is better than none.

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ta, I shall attempt the garden magimix, one loader load at a time.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a hedge likes a good start ,as it matures it should be able to feed itself with bird droppings and random dead sheep

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
...feed itself...



dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hedges are as alive as a beehive imho

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're right of course, I just had visions of thin twisted branches reaching out to ensnare the unwary rambler...

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 12 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

plenty of minerals in a rambler

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