A great, slow-releasing fertiliser, Bonemeal should be applied to the soil as opposed to the roots of the plant. You can do this by forking it through your backfill, ensuring it is mixed in well with the soil allowing the nutrients to reach the roots. You can also sprinkle your Bonemeal onto the surface of the soil after planting.
Please note that there are certain precautions to take when applying bonemeal to sites where animals may graze. Land grazed by pigs should not be used for two months after application and for three weeks for other farm animals. There is no concern for children or pets but to deter dogs from digging up bonemeal we advise thoroughly mixing with your soil.