If you don't have a compost heap then you can sprinkle a slow release fertiliser around the plants, both in the soil and in pots.
If you have some home made compost, use that on the flowerbeds and the fertiliser pellets in the pots.
For hanging baskets, tubs window boxes, I use Tomorite, and for tomatoes.
I'm no expert but I've just put down a layer of chicken manure pellets on my beds. It whiffed a bit for a day or two but the smell has gone, and it seems to have kept the cats off too.
I bougth the big tub £9.99 from Homebase.
I'm no expert but I've just layed down some chicken manure pellets from Homebase. £9.99 for a big tub. They get great reviews. The smell was a bit off putting for a day or too but after watering in it's gone. It's kept the cats off the beds too.
There's not a great deal of food value in chicken pellets but it's a good soil improver, as your home made compost is.
Thanks Lyn. Would I be better off with fish and bone meal?
Do you really need to feed your soil, if it's in good condition, it will replenish itself, I don't usually feed the borders, but maybe I will put a bit of bone meal around this year. I usually just make a lot of compost through the year and put that on, the soil knows what it needs and will compensate.
When we dug out a row of old coinfers, all I put on the soil then was the chicken pellets, nothing else, the plants all grew very well, sometimes there a bit too much feeding of soil than it really needs.
having said that, there are a lot of people on here that will say otherwise and feed with fish blood and bone, or bonemeal every year.