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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:50 am    Post subject: Feed For Trees Reply with quote

Could anyone recomend a good general feed for trees shrubs and climbers weather its a tried and tested home remady or manufactured.

All suggestions welcome and please advise if you have used or going on recomendation by someone else.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had trees planted for me by a good nursery-man, and he advised a feed of 10:10:20 in February, both for the trees and for shrubs.
See what other advice comes your way.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any slow release fertilizer such as 6 6 10 from http://www.powergro.com/web/category.asp?catid=3 or bone meal or similar will do.

There's loads of different brands in garden centres etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both very much
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever you use, make sure to water the tree really well before you feed. Try to apply the fertiliser at the edge of the root system, to encourage good root development, If you put it near the stem, the tree will put on a flush of weak sappy growth, then stop. You want roots!
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