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    Default where to get manure... for free

    Obviously I am aware of the actual source, however, I am cow, horse and chickenless. I am always reading about well rotted manure and dumping loads of it on the soil. Being of northern extraction, I don't want to shell out for it at a garden centre- do you just roll up to your nearest farmer and ask for a sack or two? What do other people do?

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    We have a friendly farmer who delivers it for about 25 a load & it's some pile I can tell you
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    My allotment society has an arrangement with a local farmer, but previously I have tried the 'yellow' free ads paper or local stables....stables are good for free manure as they are usually glad to get shot of the stuff! Happy hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordie View Post
    My allotment society has an arrangement with a local farmer, but previously I have tried the 'yellow' free ads paper or local stables....stables are good for free manure as they are usually glad to get shot of the stuff! Happy hunting
    Hi geordie, I've got an allotment at Denton Burn and need a load of muck. Any chance you could PM me the farmers phone number?

    Newcastle's a big place so maybe your local farmer will not be mine tho!
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    Most stables etc are happy for you to take it away for free. You ususally need to provide your own bags though, old compost bags are fine.
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    Sorry Snadger, wrong side of Newcastle and I know he wont travel that far....have you tried ringing farms near you? Even if they are up the A69 a bit it might be worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick the grief View Post
    We have a friendly farmer who delivers it for about 25 a load & it's some pile I can tell you
    Don't really want that much information about your "piles" Nick! LOL Dexterdog
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    Hello RonT and welcome to the Vine! Round here in Lancashire there are a few folks who put up signs outside their houses saying they have pony poo for sale......do you have a free newspaper or local ads paper where someone may advertise? or perhaps you could advertise yourself? what about ringing the RSPCA? they may know someone who has a horse/pony poo for free? Dexterdog
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