Monday, 21 March 2016

Gardener's Gold.



I just happened to mention that my garden could use some decent manuring this year, and within the hour my friend José was there with a nice load.

I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends/neighbours. Nothing is ever too much for them, and they take everything in their stride.

Spring really has arrived. Buds are swelling, leaves are bursting, and even my brand new Apricot tree has flowers. Within a week or so I shall raise the pistol, pull the trigger, and declare the 2016 race well and truly 'under way'.

Meanwhile I have some McSpreading to do.



26 comments:

  1. That is sure "gold", and if it is horse manure better still.
    I don't know if this is true; I once read that cow manure in India is sold online in cake or biscuit like shapes, "cow dung cake, 100% pure", and that purchases are booming. Greetings Maria x

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    1. Cow manure, this lot, but I do occasionally BUY Horse manure in bags.

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  2. There's nothing like good, well-rotted muck for the vegetables.

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  3. Hope you are feeling better Cro.
    What a bumper crop of veg. you'll get once you've worked that into Haddock's !

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    1. A little better, thank you. Yes, we're hoping for great things this year.

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  4. Where there's muck there's money in our household.

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    1. Where's there's muck there's an aching back.

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  5. I think the smell of that would be a bit off-putting in our enclosed garden! Will Bok eat it? My schnauzer loves a bit of horse poo when he finds some on a walk.

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    1. It doesn't smell one bit. Monty was partial to Horse manure; Bok is more selective.

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  6. I love a good load of poop! Though I don't like to look a gift horse in the mouth (so to speak), I was given a load from a stable more than ten years ago, which I gleefully threw around the garden. I'm STILL dealing with the subsequent, introduced weeds.

    We're winding down, this side of the world. It's sad to say goodbye to the summer crops but we are lucky to be able to grow at least something, year round.

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    1. You never know what seeds are in the manure; it's the luck of the game.

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  7. A lovely gift...and weeds prove its vitality and feed the compost heap!

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    1. Not too many I hope, although improved soil means more of everything.

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  8. Haha ! I also have a blog post today about a pile of poop.
    We also get ours from friends and neighbours. It's indeed gardeners' gold.

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  9. I am not sure I could spread that stuff without feeling ill.

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    1. I've just this minute finished spreading it; and I don't feel ill at all.

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  10. Well I am sure you won't feel ill after that good, healthy smell.
    The farmer has just gone to finish spreading muck on our friend and neighbour's land before he makes a start on our land - hopefully tomorrow. Another day for our fields to dry out is no bad thing.

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    1. A lot of McSpreading going on here; especially in the Chestnut plantations.

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  11. I wish for you a big flourishing garden this year! Manure is a great gift for a gardener!

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    1. As I've reduced the size of my plot this year, I'm hoping for better yields. I'm hoping the manure will help.

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  12. Thats good stuff! I am reminded that bosoms needs me

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    1. All gardens need it; few are chosen.

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  13. Horse sh*t = garden gold! We are lucky here to have an equestrian centre (posh for pony club) down the road.

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    1. I have horses just a few yards from Haddock's, unfortunately their detritus is not confined to a small area. If they had a stable I'd be very happy.

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