I had a fantastic day in the garden mulching the beds with a lovely layer of well rotted horse manure 💩😃

Rejuvenating the soil with organic matter every year is extremely important – it conditions the micro-organisms to do their important work in maintaining a healthy and thriving soil structure 🪱 I use various mulches including horse, cow, fowl and duck manure, wood chips, compost and flax straw. I also utilise my garden’s own organic material using the ‘chop and drop’ method which means cutting the stems of the plants and leaving them to break down at the base of the original plants 😊

I’ll be mulching, mulching and more mulching between now and March – solid foundations for a new growing season 🌱😃