I gave them a good feed, too. A mixture of chook/horse/sheep/cow manure and a thick layer of pea straw as mulch.
Together with some lemonade fruit from my neighbours' tree they are great preserved. The lemonade is sweet, even though it looks like a lemon. I use the peel (without the pith) and fruit. A stick of cinnamon and heavy sugar syrup.
The end result.