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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

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,519

    I'd spread it out on the veg beds then fork it in when you manure the plot later. image

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  • 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.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,478
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,344

    image Pansy - enjoyed that! 

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,478

    Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,344

    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.

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    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,478

    imageimageimageimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,122

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    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! image

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