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Erin Excel Multipurpose Compost is a peat reduced blend with an improved wetting agent for easy watering. This multipurpose compost contains enough plant food for the first six to eight weeks after planting. It is also ideal for growing seeds and cuttings as well as bedding plants and for potting on. Additionally, it is suitable for hanging baskets, pots, containers and tubs.

  • Encourages healthier root growth
  • Peat reduced blend
  • For everyday use
  • See more about our Erin range here


Sizes available

  • 20 litres
  • 50 litres
  • How to Use
  • Tips & Advice

Use straight from the bag for plants at all growth stages. Once in use, always keep the Erin Excel Multipurpose Compost moist but, do not allow plants to stand in water.

Sowing Seeds

Fill seed trays or pots with Erin Excel Multipurpose Compost, level off and firm lightly. For best results always use clean seed trays and pots. Water thoroughly using a fine rose. Sow the seeds thinly and evenly then cover them with their own depth of compost and firm lightly. Cover with glass, polythene or a seed tray lid to help retain moisture. Remove the cover once germination has begun. Place in daylight but not direct sunlight. When seedlings are ready to prick out, fill trays or pots with the compost. Transplant seedlings by holding the leaves near the stem. Once in place, water thoroughly ensuring the compost never dries out.

Taking Cuttings

Take cuttings correctly from your mother plant. Fill the pots or containers with the compost and level off. Using a pencil or dibber, make the holes in the compost and insert cuttings. Firm gently around the plant and water thoroughly. Cover each pot or container with a clear polythene bag to avoid loss of moisture. When roots appear, remove the cover and transplant as necessary.

Potting On & Re-potting Houseplants

Partly fill the pot with Erin Excel Multipurpose Compost. Make sure you have chosen the correct size pot to comfortably hold the plant roots. Place the plant in the centre. Fill the surrounding area with more compost, firming with your fingertips tightly around the root-ball. Water-in well but do not saturate.

Tubs, Pots & Containers

Half fill the container with the compost, place the plants evenly inside while filling around the roots with more compost. Gently firm the compost, water-in well but do not saturate.

Hanging Baskets

Partially fill the basket with the compost. Begin by placing the plants through the liner into the basket sides, taking care not to damage the roots. Add more compost and plants until the basket is full. Firm carefully and water thoroughly.

  • Store product in a cool dry place
  • Open pack carefully and avoid breathing in dust
  • Wear gloves when gardening and wash hands thoroughly after use.
  • Reseal the pack after use.
  • In case of any adverse reaction seek medical assistance immediately.


For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email [email protected]

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