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Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
When is it ok to start using this on plants to give them a boost? 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    it's slow release so shouldn't do much harm unless you're expecting a period of very cold weather.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    It's also recommended that you wear gloves when using, it should be safe as everything is heat treated / sterilised but as it is blood and bone its just an extra precaution.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Fed all my Clematis with FBB this weekend and they always seems to appreciate it come early summer
  • LittlegrowerLittlegrower Posts: 80
    edited March 2019
    Should I add FBB to my roses, if so should I rake it into the top few inches of the soil or will this damage the roots?
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Just be careful. I use a hand cultivator that spreads FBB around my plants. This scapes the top surface of soil. The main thing is to water in FBB around the plant so that it sinks in to the roots so it’s works quicker 
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