Contact Glendoick

Contact Garden Centre

Open 7 days 9am to 5pm (winter)
5.30pm (summer)

Phone: 01738 860260
Email gardencentre@glendoick.com


Contact Cafe and Foodhall

Phone: 01738 860265
Email restaurant@glendoick.com


Contact Nursery and Mail Order

Phone: 01738 860205
Email orders@glendoick.com
Mail order nursery is not open to the public except to customers by appointment. Plants cannot be lifted or chosen while you wait.


 

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Garden Centre Opening Times

Summer

Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm

Winter

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Cafe closes at 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.

Garden Opening Times 2017

1st April - 31st May
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm.

Tickets must be purchased from the garden centre till before driving up to the gardens.

Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS


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Peats and Composts

J Arthur Bowers Multi-Purpose Compost 50 litre bag.Compost Multipurpose bowers

  • Ideal for growing strong healthy plants.
  • Contains all essential trace elements and recommended for seed sowing, potting, houseplants, containers or hanging baskets.
  • Contains food for up to first 4 weeks plant growth, with recommended feeding after 4-6 weeks. 
  • Not suitable for lime-hating (ericaceous) plants

Westland Multi Purpose Compost With Added John Innes 

The best all round compost (Ken Cox from Glendoick says)

  • Contains loam (John Innes) formulated to hold water and nutrients for longer, protecting plants from under or over-feeding by releasing nutrients when needed.
  • Perlite has also been added to improve the compost structure and allow adequate air movement around the roots.
  • Multi Purpose Compost with added John Innes is easy to rewet after drying and remains moist for longer after watering. 
  • Containing all essential trace elements and recommended for use in seed sowing, pricking out, potting on, houseplants, containers or hanging baskets.
  • Contains food for up to first 4 weeks plant growth, with recommended feeding after 4-6 weeks. 
  • Not suitable for Rhododendrons and azaleas

Ericaceous Compost  Compost Ericaceous

  • Formulated for acid loving plants such as rhododendrons and azaleas
  • Contains 4 months feed
  • The correct growing medium for acid-loving plants grown in pots, planters or containers.
  • Suitable for potting, planting out or growing acid loving plants such as Rhododendron, Camellia, Azalea, Pieris and more....
  • Ken Cox recommends mixing in perlite for growing rhododendrons and azaleas in containers, especially yellow flowered rhododendrons. This improves drainage.

Grobags

  • Glendoick recommend large grobags as the traditional ones are too small and run out of steam by mid summer. 
  • Extra large - more roots, more fruit on tomatoes, peppers, chillies, peas & beans
  • Feeds for 6 weeks
  • Moisture retention formula - requires less watering

Westland Jacks Magic CompostCompost Jacks magic

A traditional multipurpose mix blended to deliver fantastic natural growth.

  • Material: Peat and West+ Wood fibre
  • Features: 100% naturally blended all purpose compost that delivers exceptional results from seed to shrub.
  • Use for: seed sowing, potting on, beds and borders, containers, baskets, fruit & vegetables.
  • Contains added seaweed to promote establishment and flowering.

Why Do I Need Compost?

For young plants and containers, use bagged growing media and compost not garden soil.  Garden soil usually has spores and weed seeds in it and is best left in the garden. Bagged compost is sterilised and should be clean.

Ordinary garden soils can be good for growing plants/fruits/vegetables but they often need improving. Home made compost is ideal as is farmyard manure (rotted) but if you dont have these then bagged compost or a soil improver helps to improve growing conditions, so you should achieve bigger, healthier plants.

Different Types of Compost

Peat Based

Made from peat blended with other ingredients such as green waste, wood fibre, fertiliser, sand and/or grit, vermiculite or perlite, wetting agents and lime. The exact formulation will depend on the intended use of the compost.

Loam Based

John Innes Composts are soil-based growing media made from a mixture of loam, sand or grit and peat with increasing amounts of plant foods added.

John Innes Seed Compost contains the smallest amount of nutrients as this encourages the best germination and growth of tiny roots and shoots.

John Innes No.1 Compost contains slightly more nutrients and is for transplanting seedlings.

John Innes No.3 Compost has the most nutrients, as this is designed for final planting up of plants ready for display or cropping.

Peat Free

Made from several different base ingredients, such as wood fibre, composted bark, coir, and green compost.

Decorative Bark

Great for mulching to make your garden look good, helps to retain soil moisture, suppress weed growth and will gradually improve soil structure.

Bulb Fibre

This compost has a more open texture which helps with root growth and has little nutrient content, as bulbs themselves don't really need them to develop until flowering stage. This compost normally has ingredients such as charcoal or oyster shells in it, which keeps the compost fresh.

Ericaceous Compost

Specially formulated for growing acid-loving or lime hating plants, mainly contains peat.