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hi all, I need your help please

i have a cleared out an old border and tillered  so now it is ready to have plants put in it

question is regarding compost  add nutrients to the soil is it best to mix the compost into existing soil or beat just to lay the compost over the top to also act as a mulch?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,844

    Hi Darren. Add compost to the 'fill in' soil as you plant your plants and some general fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone and that should be sufficient. You can mulch in the Autumn.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,145

    Ladybird has covered it Darren  image

    If you can get hold of well rotted manure for mulching in winter, that will really help the condition of the soil too.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,844

    Fairygirl image

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  • Darren49Darren49 Posts: 8

    Many thanks much appreciated :-)

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,844

    You are most welcome.

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