An or­ganic feed will give them a boost

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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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