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rotten horse manure advice

pash2pash2 Posts: 95

Hi I have a large tub of well rotten horse manure and over the years it has collected liquid from the rain

I would like to know if it is ok to drain off some liquid and use it neat on my plants in tubs or does it need watering down first?

I have two heathers in pots that I ""got "" in Scotland and they are more important to me than the other plants

They have been in compost, soil plus some manure on top for a while and today I thought of watering them with the liquid gold

any advice please

Thank you


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,729

    If they are wild heathers from the moors they will have been used to very poor, very acid peaty soils. Giving them liquid feed may be overdoing things a bit.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • pash2pash2 Posts: 95


    thanks for that

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    To use on other things, water it down until the liquid is the colour of weak tea otherwise it will be too strong.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pash2pash2 Posts: 95

    Thank you everyone

    once again this forum has been fantastic

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