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Compost for Flowers

Choosing the right compost for flowers is essential. All gardeners ideally want their flowers to succeed and flourish into beautiful blooms. The compost or soil you choose will have a big impact on how well flowers grow.

For all flowers, all around the garden

Westland Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes is ideal for use all around the home and garden as you can use it to plant up seedlings, flowers, fruit and veg as well as containers and baskets, however  it is not suitable for ericaceous plants. This compost contains nutrients to feed your plants for up to 5 weeks. The added John Innes formula retains and releases nutrients and water for longer, providing your plants with all they need. It is also enriched with BIO3 to boost plant growth and to also promote roots and shoots. Our revolutionary new peat alternative, BIO3 is engineered to outperform all peat based blends.

  1. West+ creates the structure to support root growth
  2. Coir+ stores and releases nutrients and moisture
  3. BioFibre promotes fast and effective nutrient transfer to plant cells

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For flowers in containers and baskets

Westland Boost All Purpose Compost will nourish container plants and support their health. Peat free and enriched with a starter feed, our unique formulation incorporates moisture lock technology, revolutionising the way you care for your plants.

Moisture Lock Technology is designed to minimise plant stress and enhance blooms, colours, and foliage. By integrating water-storing granules and a surfactant for easy rewetting, our compost ensures optimal hydration levels, reducing the need for frequent watering. Plus, with West+2 wood fibres, it reduces drying out, setting it apart from traditional peat-reduced and peat-free composts.

Achieve 4 times more blooms* when you use with Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. Our specially formulated feed is compatible with peat-based, peat-free, and ericaceous composts, enriching your plants for vibrant displays that thrive.

Choose Boost All Purpose Compost for:

  • Vibrant and abundant containers and baskets
  • Superior water retention and locking capabilities
  • Less drying out
  • Hassle-free rewetting
  • Compatibility with all container types
*bedding plants fed with Boost liquid plant food versus unfed.

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For mature plants and shrubs

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.

John Innes no 3 Mature Compost lifestyle

For ericaceous flowers

Ericaceous flowers, such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias, require special compost due to their unique soil pH requirements. These acid-loving plants thrive in acidic soil conditions, which regular compost may not provide. Ericaceous compost is specially formulated to maintain the acidic pH levels essential for the health and growth of these plants.

Westland John Innes Peat Free Ericaceous Compost is enriched with additional iron and nutrients to promote lush, glossy foliage and abundant blooms. Crafted specifically for acid-loving plants that shun lime, our compost features a carefully balanced mix of loam for optimal nutrient and moisture retention, along with sand and grit to ensure superior drainage. Give your ericaceous plants the care they deserve and watch them flourish for years to come.

John Innes Ericaceous Compost lifestyle

Specialist Flowers

Give your plants the optimal start they deserve with the Westland range of Seed & Specialist Composts. Every plant has unique requirements, and our specialised composts are blended to cater to their needs, ensuring your plants receive the utmost care from the beginning.

From roses to ericaceous plants, trees and shrubs to alpines, bulbs, and aquatic plants, Westland offers a comprehensive selection to cover a wide array of plants and flowers. Our commitment to quality and expertise means that your plants will thrive in the ideal growing conditions provided by our specialist composts.

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Flowers in beds and 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 Farmyard Manure on top of the soil, near to established plants and allow the worms and soil organisms to work it into the soil.

When creating a new bed from an area previously used, it is important to add some organic matter before planting. Spread Westland 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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