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Evening all,I'm in need of some fertiliser for a couple of my gardens in which the soil is seriously depleted. For several reasons, in this instance, I don't want to use horse manure et al, so if anyone can point me in the direction of a supplier of some good all round fertiliser, I'd be very grateful!Thanks in advance.

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  • PRO
    Have you tried Agrigems nutrigem?
    Message Ollie on lgn.
    I've used it on my stuff at home with good results. It's aimed at grass but lots of other uses.
    Also look on thier website
    http://www.agrigem.co.uk/lawn/nutri-gem-foliar-feed.html
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    Richard, I notice that the one you linked states that its a foliar application. Presumably, this doesnt work as a soil spreadable granule?

    • PRO
      No it's like gritty shower gel:-)
      • PRO
        That you mix with water and spray/water in. Only used it at home on my stuff
        • PRO
          You could even try miracle grow granules. I put them in my hanging baskets and they always look nice
  • My first thought on reading your post was that you might not want to 'use horse manure et al' but if the soil is seriously depleted as you say then manure or some very good soil conditioner is what it really needs. The aim must be to feed the soil and raise the soil fertility. Why are set on just adding a 'good all round fertiliser'?

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      Hi Edward, I want to avoid bulky matter all in one go for a number of reasons. Firstly, The gardens have dogs or cats. The one that has dogs, they like to eat manure and generally spread it every sodding where, including on patios, paths and lawns. The other has a cat that is prone to crapping anywhere that I dig near, so again, not keen. Over time, I'm going to add thin layers so there isn't much for them to get into, but the gardens seriously need a good instant hit. Another reason is in one, due to it being moist on the surface most of the time, theres a serious amount of root very close to the surface, making it almost impossible to dig the ground. Hope that gives some outline :-)

  • I see what you mean Tom. In that case what about a dried seaweed fertiliser or a good top dressing of Fish, Blood and Bone. Im assuming that the garden will get some really cold weather before spring gets under way so I can't see anything in the gardens needing much. Unless it stays relatively mild and there are evergreens in the gardens that may benefit from a feed.

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    6x available on line by the bag or the pallet. Basically chicken pooh, but well rotted and easy to spread. Swear by it and use it on all my customers gardens and my own. Www.6-x.co.uk
    • PRO
      This sounds more like it, beats spending 4 quid on a 1kg box from the garden centre that only covers a couple of square meters!
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