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Gro-Sure® Ericaceous Compost has been specially developed to give gardeners the ideal medium for lime hating plants such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, pieris and heathers. Containing 4 months feed and our patented West+ fibre this high performance compost offers unrivalled results in plant health and moisture retention.

  • Perfect for acid loving plants
  • 4 months feed
  • Contains iron for greener foliage
  • Contains our patented West+ technology

Sizes available

  • 10 litre
  • 25 litre
  • 50 litre
  • Product Details
  • How to use
  • Tips & advice

Why Use

  • Exceptional growing results with 4 months feed for season long flowering
  • Easier to re-wet and excellent moisture retention for up to 50% less watering
  • Enriched with iron for greener foliage
  • 50% lighter than standard multi-purpose compost making it easier to transport around the home and garden

West+ Technology

Gro-Sure® compost contains West+ wood fibre giving it a distinctive appearance. West+ wood fibre is a light fibrous material that provides the following growing benefits:

  • More flowers, fruit & vegetables
  • Stronger root systems for healthier plants
  • Controls moisture for less watering
  • Guaranteed growing results

How to Use

First put on a pair of gloves and rework the compost between your hands to reconstitute. Then you’re all set.

Beds and borders

Image of a plant in a border with the sun beating down on it.

  • Dig a hole twice the size of root ball diameter and add a layer of compost
  • Place plant in hole and back fill with compost
  • Firm compost around plant and water well

Potting on

Image of a plant in a pot after being potted on.

  • Water plant well and allow to drain before potting. Allow enough space to accommodate roots
  • Remove from pot and plant in new container, firming the compost gently around the roots
  • Once fully planted, water well

Taking cuttings

Image of a plant cutting.

  • Fill seed tray evenly with compost, then firm gently and water
  • Make sloping cut in stem of cutting and remove all bottom leaves
  • Dip end of cutting in hormone rooting powder to encourage rooting
  • Make hole in the compost with pencil or dibber. Place cutting into hole and firm compost gently around it
  • Cover seed tray with glass/polythene to prevent drying out and place in a warm spot away from direct sunlight, until cuttings have taken

General Advice

  • Suitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants
  • Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals
  • Reseal bag after use
  • Wash hands after use
  • Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
  • Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
  • Children and pets need not be excluded from treated areas

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my pets or wildlife be attracted to this product?

A. Gro-Sure Ericaceous Compost does not contain any ingredients that are attractive to animals

Q. Can I use this compost for my houseplants?

A. Gro-Sure Ericaceous Compost is not suitable for house plants, we would recommend our Westland Houseplant potting mix

Q. Can I use this compost for Fruit & Vegetables?

A. Yes, you will get great results with acid loving fruit & veg such as blueberries

For any other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on:  01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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