Got an offer for a yard of compost delivered free-extra from a job a local landscaper did. He doesn't need it and the new clients just told him to keep it. They changed their minds about something. It's been processed, etc. He suggested I use it for mulch on my new rose bed (cause that's the one closest to the road) and he can dump it right on before we start planting. This bed was dug about 2 weeks ago and amended w/ sweet peat.
I guess you're right, CR. I never even thought of that. Everyone here uses it, but that's because extra lime can't hurt here. Living among the redwoods and other features of this location, we have highly acidic soil.
We used it in the latest rose bed, where I planted the baby roses I got from Charlene and some small ones from Euro-Desert, mixed with sweet peat (probably 2 mushroom compost to1sweet peat) and had wonderful results.