Horse manure mixed with multiple purpose compost?

Hi there,
Just wondered if it would be ok to mix in horse manure with my usual compost for doing my potting plants?....neard good and bad things about this stuff!....also is it true if you lay a small amount onto of your plants it works as a fertiliser?......my horse manure is roughly 5 months old so well matured.
Thanks!
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Torianth


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Torianth wrote:

Rotted horse manure provides both organic material to improve the texture and physical properties of soil and some nutrients as well. I use large quantities of it in the garden. There are costs, risks, drawbacks and benefits with all soil amendments. If you know the provenance and history of this manure and there is nothing too bad there then there is little to worry about and with the right balance of ingredients it will make good potting mix. Search google groups for 1000s of threads on horse manure, where you will find some good information, some not so good and some emotive yuk factor.
David
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Torianth.gardenbanana.uk wrote:

If by well matured you mean well composted then using it for planting would be fine... however it really should be hot composted or it'll be full of weed seeds ready to germinate.
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