I am in the process of clearing an old leaky pond with a lot of muddy sludge at the bottom. Is this mud useful on borders or veg beds or should I discard it elsewhere
I'd spread it out on the veg beds then fork it in when you manure the plot later.
Sounds good to me. I'm sure it must contain some goodness!
Just make sure you leave a pot full to pop back in the new pond as a starter, if your'e renovating it.
Pansy - enjoyed that!
Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more.
No they don't, Pansy. Michael Flanders was great at pithy verse as well as song lyrics - my favourite is this one:
The walrus lives on icy floes
And unsuspecting Eskimoes.
Don't take your wife to Arctic Tundra -
A walrus may bob up from und'ra.
David - I'll just add that if you're just clearing it and putting on a border, leave the mud/sludge for a day or two before you fork it in in case there are any little creatures in it. They'll be able to escape to safety before you get digging!