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Ruthie
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Lilac and Farmyard Manure Reply with quote

Having recently built a house I am trying to get some form of a garden in. I was planting apple trees and had some of last winters farmyard manure from my brothers cattle. Following the same ritual with the lilac as I did with the apple trees - dig hole, put in manure, cover with some clay, plant tree, fill in with clay - my lilac looks very forlorn. Does lilac not like manure or what could be wrong?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about where you are, but here in Wexford the soil is still very dry....have you been watering the lilac ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Laois. Yes keeping it watered when it's not raining.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a great idea to put frmyard manure near the roots of apple trees. It is too high in Nitrogen and too low in Potassium, this situation encourages soft sappy growth, poor cropping, more prone to disease. balance up this feeding with a dressing of Muriate or Sulphate of Potash or even woodash.
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