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nounmass nounAustralian, NZ
Garden fertilizer consisting of dried animal blood mixed with bonemeal.‘after flowering, feed with blood and bone’
- ‘Sprinkle the seeds 30 cm apart on the surface and then cover with 50 cm of straw mixed with 50 percent old manure or blood and bone.’
- ‘When planting Wong Bok prepare the soil by adding blood and bone in a trench 10 cm under the planting row, backfill and then plant.’
- ‘There's catacomb of bleaching animal bones, ready to be ground down into blood and bone fertiliser.’
- ‘Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees immediately after flowering, then feed with blood and bone or complete fertiliser and deep water in and mulch.’
- ‘Combine additional blood and bone with sulphate of potash and some rock dust or trace elements.’
- ‘A bit of blood and bone or dynamic lifter and a good prune may well revive them.’
- ‘We're all familiar with him sermonising about the benefits of compost and blood and bone.’
- ‘He puts much of his success down to manure and blood and bone.’
- ‘Feed with 1/2 cup of blood and bone, and one teaspoon of sulphate of potash per square metre.’
- ‘Spring bulbs should be planted this month, and fertilised (if in doubt use blood and bone).’
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