As a general rule the manganese acts best when applied as a top dressing rather than when added together with the manure.
A Member: Will it improve that land by fertilizing with top dressing?
In such cases we have seen the clover saved by top dressing.
A top dressing of fresh soil may be given each winter, and the plants protected from frost by binding straw round the stems.
A top dressing of good rotten manure, after all have done blooming, about the end of March, is a great help to them.
Poultry or sheep manure may be used as top dressing to alternate with commercial fertilizer.
The roof-covering is generally wheat straw, with a top dressing of either broom or heather.
Remove the top dressing from the outside border, to allow the increasing power of the sun to act beneficially upon it.
Increased fertility must come from future cultivation and top dressing.
They are now well established, and only receive a top dressing of leaves and manure to keep them cool and moist in summer.