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Half garden grows the other half doesnt

We planted out our front garden about 8 months ago and there are some plants that have really thrived (wormwood, lavender, callistemon,) and the other half of the plants in the garden aren’t much bigger than when we put them in the ground. They are only about 5m apart and also contain a wormwood and lavender, so the comparison is easy.
So what can I do to help this?
My husband wants to dig up the poor performing plants, mix in horse poo into the soil, and then replant the plants. But is there a less disruptive answer?

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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 05/17/2019 @ 11:58 am

A few suggestions for you on this. I would rake up the dropped leaves; they can often spread diseases into the soil and your other plantings.
Then I would start with a simple soil test before amending your soil. This will save you time and most likely money to avoid guessing what it may need.
Your County Extension Office will help you with this for just a few dollars in most cases.
This link will help you find your nearest office.

These articles have more information for you.

Beautiful gardens, just a bit of tweaking and hopefully everything will be thriving!

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