Every week, Telegraph gardening expert Helen Yemm gives tips and advice on all your gardening problems whether at home or on the allotment. If you have a question, see below for how to contact her.
A case of sad soil
The neglected garden to which we have “downsized” was covered with tough weed-smothering material before it was planted many years ago. Laborious removal of the stuff has revealed large areas of impoverished soil. Wary of importing weeds and other problems via horse manure while our own (very young) compost matures, we have added chicken manure and blood, fish and bone. What else should we do?
Kerrie Howes, via email
Your soil needs a huge injection of organic matter, as it was...
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