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How to get season long flowering

In this article, we’ll show you how to get season long flowering in your containers. It’s important to give your flowers the best possible start in life, as this will keep them looking their best throughout summer and into early autumn.

Westland Boost All Purpose Compost

Our Westland Boost All Purpose Compost gives every container of flowers the boost they need. With Moisture Lock Technology, this peat free compost has unique water storing granules that retain water while an added surfactant ensures easier rewetting, maintaining optimal hydration levels for your plants. This compost will help reduce plant stress and give you more abundant blooms, as well as brighter colours and glossier foliage. You can also achieve 4x more blooms* when you feed with Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Feed.

boost all purpose compost

*bedding plants vs. unfed

How to plant up hanging baskets and containers

  1. Firstly, choose a suitable container or basket with drainage holes and fill with our Westland Boost All Purpose Compost.
  2. Next, pop your plants out of their container and position them on top of your Westland Boost All Purpose Compost. Now arrange them how you like! It’s said that plants have ‘faces’ so make sure the best of each plant is facing forward.
  3. Now, thoroughly water the plants. Gentry tap the pot to loosen the plants and shake off any loose compost.
  4. Dig down to the required depth. Position upright plants in the middle of your container or basket, with trailing plants around the edge.
  5. Finally, fill in any gaps with compost, firm down and water well.

A 46L bag of Boost Compost will fill:

  • 9 x 5L containers
  • 6 x 12″ (30cm) baskets

What’s the secret to season long flowering?

The secret to season long flowering lies in this compost is enriched with starter feed. This supports prolonged flowering and healthy plant growth. With Moisture Lock Technology, the water retaining granules help reduce plant stress from under or over-watering and maintains water stores. The granules have the capacity to hold 400x its water weight, so reduces the need for frequent watering. Boost compost also contains our unique West+ 2® formula which help reduce drying out.

Expect to see vibrant, long lasting blooms, hydrated soil and bigger flowers.

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