It's been a long time since I've posted, gardening having to take a back seat for a while unfortunately. I hope everyone is keeping well and has had a fruitful (or vegetableful) summer!
The front garden of our house has a Magnolia planted 10-15 years ago by our neighbours mother. This year it flowered for possibly the first time, not a huge number of flowers, maybe 10-20 over the summer. The base of the tree is pretty smothered with Campanula and lots of fallen leaves.
I'm assuming it will be beneficial to clear all of this but should I also mulch around the base with manure?