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Multi Purpose Compost with added John Innes - 60Ltr

Multi Purpose Compost with added John Innes - 60Ltr

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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.

A revolutionary ingredient West+ is one of the most significant developments in growing media since the 1950's. Adding West+ to the premium compost range has produced westlands best ever formula:
  • Produces free draining, easy to wet compost.
  • Creates healthy roots and strong plants.
  • Promotes flowering.
  • Is lightweight for easier lifting.
West+ is made from a sustainable resource.

Uses:
As a planting media when back-filling around roots to encourage fast establishment of plants. Can also be used to fill large pots and containers.

Feeding:
For best results pre-mix Rose, Tree and Shrub plant food granules into the compost before planting, this will provide your plants with a great source of feed at the roots. Apply again after first blooms for longer lasting flowers. Using both methods will ensure your plant remain healthy, producing an abundance of beautiful flowers and foliage.

Nutrient Content & pH:
The compost contains a balanced fertiliser complete with trace elements and has a pH of 5.5 to 6.0.

My hanging baskets always dry out too quickly and it is so difficult to water them when the compost is dry, is there a solution?


Yes. You can use Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes, which is a perfect blend of quality ingredients. It combines the excellent physical properties of a quality multi-purpose compost, with the practical advantages of a loam based compost. The added John Innes makes this compost much easier to re wet and the loam actually holds the nutrients in the compost for longer to ensure a slow and steady supply to the plants. The peat keeps the structure of the compost open and healthy, so it's ideal for hanging baskets. This compost also contains the exact nutrient levels for strong and healthy plant growth, vital for basket plants. Make sure you feed your plants regularly throughout the growing season too and you'll achieve fabulous baskets that will flourish all summer. In very hot weather or windy conditions move your baskets to a sheltered spot. If you place a plastic saucer in the bottom of the basket before you plant it, it will act as a mini water reservoir and stop excess water draining out.

The compost also contains the new, revolutionary West+ which makes the compost much freer to drain and easier to re wet The results are healthy plant roots and stronger plants that will flower more readily. The compost is also lighter than conventional mixes, so it is easier to handle and lift.

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.

The compost also contains the new, revolutionary West+ which makes the compost much freer to drain and easier to re wet The results are healthy plant roots and stronger plants that will flower more readily. The compost is also lighter than conventional mixes, so it is easier to handle and lift.

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.

Choose Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes; it holds onto precious water and nutrients for longer and promotes well-balanced plant growth. 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. Unlike some composts, this compost is much easier to re wet after drying out. It contains added perlite to improve the texture and this in turn creates the optimum air/moisture ratio for your plants. It is also an excellent choice for tall, top-heavy containers as it adds essential weight to the base. For best results be sure to feed your plants regularly throughout the growing season.

The compost also contains the new, revolutionary West+ which makes the compost much freer to drain and easier to re wet The results are healthy plant roots and stronger plants that will flower more readily. The compost is also lighter than conventional mixes, so it is easier to handle and lift.

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.

The compost also contains the new, revolutionary West+ which makes the compost much freer to drain and easier to re wet The results are healthy plant roots and stronger plants that will flower more readily. The compost is also lighter than conventional mixes, so it is easier to handle and lift.