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Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
J Arthur Bowers Multi-Purpose Compost 50 litre bag.
Westland Multi Purpose Compost With Added John Innes
The best all round compost (Ken Cox from Glendoick says)
Westland Jacks Magic Compost
A traditional multipurpose mix blended to deliver fantastic natural growth.
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
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.
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.
Made from several different base ingredients, such as wood fibre, composted bark, coir, and green compost.
Great for mulching to make your garden look good, helps to retain soil moisture, suppress weed growth and will gradually improve soil structure.
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.
Specially formulated for growing acid-loving or lime hating plants, mainly contains peat.