I put my goat fertilizer on by the shovel full about one month ago .. boy do I have flowers .. picked them right up for fall madness.
My fruittrees have good color and growth also .. I'm thinking of pulling several poor performing rose bushes and making a 2x2x2 box of mixed clay .. which was there .. with shreds and manure with a soil ball of just dirt to protect the roots. Then I'll see what happens next spring.
If you get too far from the stone age .. things go haywire.
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit