Garden Border - Help with Compost please

KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 29
edited 14 August in Plants
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to know whats the best Garden Compost I could buy for my garden border please, just thought I prep the soil before I start growing any plants/shrubs .

Thank :) you all.

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 493
    All depends on what they sell locally and whether you have sandy, loam or clay well drained or not.
    I mulch in autumn with a layer of manure and when planting sometimes add some grit or sharp sand and a multi purpose compost to the planting hole as I have clay soil.
    If you have home made compost you can either dig it in or use it as a mulch, just keep the stems of plants clear.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,918
    edited 14 August
    I'd also recommend using well-rotted farmyard manure, which is available in (usually) 50 litre bags in most garden centres and builder's merchants.  This will help break-up heavy soils, add body to sandy soils and provide long-term nutrition.  Multi-purpose compost is good for adding to planting holes but doesn't provide much benefit in the long term, so not ideal as a general soil improver.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,368
    Peat free
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