An organic feed will give them a boost
Whether your garden plants have been battling against the drought or flowering their socks off in the warm summer weather, they could do with a boost in the form of an organic feed. There are many different options on the market – try any of the following:
Sprinkle a handful of pelleted chicken manure around your border plants, then water in. A 10kg tub of Westland Chicken Manure Pellets costs £9.99 from www. greenfingers.com; tel: 01506 605157.
Dissolve nutrient-rich, dried seaweed or liquid seaweed extract in your watering can or sprayer then use the solution to water or mist border, container or basket plants. Maxicrop Original Seaweed Extract costs £13.50 for 2.5 litres from www. littlefieldsfarm.com; tel: 01455 393000.
Top-dress plants in containers with a rich organic soil conditioner, such as Charge, composted from beetle droppings. It costs £23.95 for 5 litres from www. organiccatalogue.com; tel: 0844 967 0330.
Boost roses and other hungry flowering plants with a specially designed foliar feed, spraying on both sides of the leaves for maximum benefit. Neudorff Organic Rose Feed costs £4.99 for 1 litre concentrate from www.gardeningnaturally.com; tel: 01285 760505.
Always apply according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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