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Compost for Flowers

The compost or soil you choose to grow your flowers in will have a big impact on how well they grow.

Choosing the right compost for growing flowers is easy with our help:


Flowers in Pots, Containers or Hanging Baskets

John Innes No3 Mature Plant Compost has been specifically developed to help sustain mature plants and shrubs with its long lasting nutrient rich formulation. Because the compost is loam based its weight can help anchor and secure larger plants. The compost is free draining and helps to prevent the roots from becoming water logged. It will also feed for up to 4 months, by slowly releasing a measured amount of nutrients when watering. This ensures the compost feeds for longer periods before needing to be fed again, resulting in healthy growth and establishment of your plants.

Gro-Sure Easy Containers Compost is a really easy to use compost which makes it simple to get great results with pots, containers and hanging baskets. It contains clay granules which soak up water to release over time when the plant needs it the most. It also contains 6 months feed and our patented West+ formulation for stronger roots and bigger plants.

Alternatively you could use:


Flowers in Borders

Perennials grown in beds and borders need a boost yearly and the best way to do this is to improve your soil by mulching. You could use Westland Soil Conditioner or Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure on top of the soil, near to established plants and allow the worms and soil organisms to work it into the soil.

If you’re creating a new bed from an area that had been previously used for something else it’s important to add some organic matter before planting. Spread Westland Soil Conditioner or Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure over the surface of the dug area and work it into the soil with a fork. The high organic content also encourages the activity of beneficial soil dwelling organisms including worms.


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