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Slightly stupid question:

I'm thinking of trying some wool compost (Dalefoot) for some pots this year. Ordinarily I would just dump the excess over the garden. However we have clay soil, and one of the marketing blurb bits for the wool compost is that it is more water retentive (though who knows by how much), something our soil does not need help with.

Would spreading that over clay soil be complete lunacy or short of dropping a few tonnes on it not matter realistically?


  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,836
    It won't make any difference water wise but adding organic matter to clay is always a good idea.
  • A good friend of mine (ex-Wisley trials office) is an established garden blogger (shortlisted by the Garden Media Guild) and she regularly trials composts, including Dalefoot, which always does extremely. She will be putting spent compost on her garden, not throwing it away. You can look up all her articles on - filter content by entering 'Dalefoot' in the search bar.
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