This advanced nutrient-rich compost is an ideal general purpose compost for most young plants, providing the correct growing conditions for optimum growth. It 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 also much easier to re wet after drying and remains moist for longer after watering.
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I've got lots of shrubs to plant, but I want to use a compost that is also suitable for other garden plants too. What do you suggest?
Choose a compost that gives exceptional results when planting, and use Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes. This quality compost combines the excellent physical properties of a quality multi-purpose compost, with the practical advantages of a loam based (soil based) compost. The result is a versatile compost with a healthy, open structure that promotes good drainage. Added perlite improves the texture and creates the optimum air/moisture ratio for your plants. The inclusion of John Innes makes this a truly superior compost that is easier to manage and maintain because it retains water and added nutrients for longer. It's perfect for all non ericaceous plants including, trees, shrubs, perennials and it's even ideal for container plants too.
Every summer I struggle to keep my pots and containers looking good. They dry out too quickly and the plants fade away. Where am I going wrong?
Plants in containers have a limited volume of compost in which to grow, so it's important to choose the right compost to get the best results. You need to choose a large container and limit the number of plants that you intend to grow. Too many plants will compete for precious moisture and nutrients. Make sure your container is well drained and lift it off the ground with pot feet. A 5cm layer of pea gravel in the base of the container will help ensure good drainage.
I want to plant a bowl with a mixture of succulents for my children, what compost do you suggest?
Good drainage is essential for these plants so you need to choose a container that has suitable drainage holes and place it on a tray to catch the excess water when your children water it. Choose Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes as this compost has many benefits that are particularly ideal for children learning to garden. This quality compost is ideal for house plants and succulents as it combines the excellent physical properties of a quality multi-purpose compost, with the practical advantages of a loam based compost. It is easy to re wet because it contains high quality loam, which also retains water and added nutrients for longer. This compost also has a healthy open structure and contains added perlite to improve the texture and create the optimum air/moisture ratio for your succulents. It would be a good idea to place a layer of coarse grit in the bottom of the container before you add the compost to enhance drainage, and you could also add this as an attractive surface mulch around the plants to keep the leaves dry in case the children get carried away when watering. Don't be tempted to plant too many plants in one container, make sure you leave them room to grow. You can place stones in the gaps and remove these when the plants are bigger.