Magic Magnolia Mulch01 August 2019 Sandra Ross
Magnolia not happy? Try a Magic Magnolia Mulch
Sandra's special recipe does magical things to sulking magnolias!
M.solangiana. Photo - steidi/shutterstock.com
The application of this nutrient rich mulch will give your magnolia the food and energy it needs to produce excellent flowers. This magic mulch recipe should be mixed together before being laid, 10cm deep, around the base to the drip line of the tree, right out to the drip line. Apply at least once - after flowering - but if you can manage it repeat the mulch in autumn too with a few added autumn leaves! The first application should be after flowering in spring and the second in autumn.
5 bags cow manure (don’t substitute chicken manure which will burn the shallow roots)
1 cup Blood and bone
1 cup Sulphate of Potash
3 cups Dolomite
Text: Sandra Ross