How to grow Techniques Magic Magnolia Mulch

Magic Magnolia Mulch

Magic Magnolia Mulch

Sandra's special recipe does magical things to sulking magnolias!


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

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Judyth Kelly commented on 09 Sep 15

Dear Sandra, Linda and Graham,
Wonderful show, wonderful clinic and information. Am about to make Sandra's magic mulch again and wonder whether Eco Flo Dolomite can be used instead of the powdered lime dolomite. My star magnolia spot flowered virtually throughout the year using your magic mulch, Thank you, Judyth Kelly.

Gavin Mitchell commented on 05 Sep 15

Please help
Can Sandra's "Magic Magnolia Mulch" be used as a general garden mulch ?
Examples; camellia, hibiscus, prunus, crepe myrtle

Ruth Tourle commented on 19 Jul 15

I missed one of Graham's radio talkbacks, but am told that you have some information about Little Gem Magnolias that were not doing so well? This was very recently. Could you please give me some information about growing these? Many thanks,


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Author: Sandra Ross

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