Plants make their own food in their leaves from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create sugars and oxygen. But they also need additional nutrients and trace elements, which they derive from the soil around their roots.
Most plants will grow without additional plant food, however they will not thrive and they will not achieve their full potential.
It’s easy to get the very best from your plants by ensuring that they have all the nutrients they need and more. Simply feed them at every level to provide for their exacting needs.
There are many ways to feed your plants, including:
A traditional plant food
Some gardeners love the routine or weekly or fortnightly feeding, it puts them in touch with their plants.
When you need to get food into them fast, a liquid feed is ideal.
Gro-Sure All Purpose Plant Feed, which is packed with nutrients for healthy flowers and fruits and is seaweed enriched. Plus it also has a Which? Gardening Best Buy.
If you are feeding ericaceous plants (acid-loving plants), then use Gro-Sure Ericaceous Plant Food.
A slow-release plant food
If you’re pushed for time and want to be sure that your plants have the right amount of food, opt for a clever technique that trickle feeds plant food on a regular basis.
Gro-Sure Slow Release Plant Food granules are activated by warmth, exactly the time when garden plants are growing fast. All you need to do is mix them into the soil around your plants.
A compost with added feed
Choose a good quality compost that provides feed for several weeks and the correct additional nutrients to support plant growth and plenty of flowers.
You do not need to use additional feed with Gro-Sure Compost, which contain between 4 and 6 months feed included.
Feeds for specialist plants
When you’ve got specialist plants, they need expert care and attention. That’s why we’ve formulated a range of dedicated plant foods, such as:
- Gro-Sure Ericaceous Plant Food – Great for acid-loving plants, such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Camellias.
- Westland Houseplant Feed – Added potash for longer lasting flowers
- Westland Cactui & Succulent Feed – High potash for improved flowering
- Westland Bonsai Feed – Reduces excessive top growth
- Rose Food – Enriched with horse manure for bigger blooms
- Westland Orchid Feed – Great for orchids