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Humus rich compost

Can anyone recommend a good humus rich compost? I'm told it's good for ilex meserveae blue angel and ilex aquif. argentea marginata?


  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    John Innes no 3
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470
    Assuming you are planting these hollies in soil, mix in any thing like home made compost or well rotted farm yard manure.  A handful of blood fish and bone mixed in would not go amiss either.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135
    I'd agree with @fidgetbones. Hollies don't need anything special, but they do appreciate a decent enough soil to give them a start.
    I have clay soil, and all I do is add manure or compost when digging the hole, and a bit of F,B&B. Once they establish - that's it.  :)
    If they're going in pots, that's different. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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