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Multi Purpose Compost

Multi Purpose Compost

Westland Multi-Purpose Compost is a specially formulated peat based compost enriched with nutrients to feed plants for the first 4-5 weeks after potting. A special wetting agent has also been added to ease re-wetting and moisture retention in the compost.

Perfect for use in beds, borders, containers & baskets

  • Enriched all-purpose compost
  • Feeds for 4-5 weeks
  • Absorbs water for strong root & plant growth
  • Great all-round compost

What’s so special about Westland Multi-Purpose Compost?

Westland Multi-Purpose Compost is produced from premium grade Irish blended peat which has been milled and graded to produce a quality growing media and blended with the correct nutrient and trace element balance to ensure healthy plants, vibrant flowers and quality fruit.

Handy Gardening Tips

Reseal the bag after you’ve used it. Store in a dry, frost-free place and away from weed killers and other garden chemicals. Not suitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants. Wear gloves when handling. Rework compost between hands to reconstitute. Wash hands after use.

How to use

Sowing seeds

Pair of hands sowing seeds into a seed tray.

• Fill seed tray evenly with compost, then firm gently and water.

• Sow seeds following instructions on seed pack and cover the seed tray with glass/polythene to prevent drying out.

• Place in a warm spot away from direct sunlight until seeds have germinated.

• Remove glass/polythene and keep moist until seedlings are ready for pricking out and planting.

**The open structure of Westland Multi-Purpose Compost means that it may not be suitable for very fine seeds and instead Gro-Sure Seed Sowing Compost is recommended for fine seeds.

Seedlings/pricking out

Image of a pair of hands pricking out seeds with a dibber.

• Prick out seedlings once they’re large enough to handle.

• Hold seedling by the leaves to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost, using a dibber or pencil.

• Plant seedlings apart to allow for growth. Water regularly until the seeds are ready to be potted on.


Image of a pair of hands potting a plant.

• Water plant well and allow to drain before potting. Ensure containers are clean and have adequate drainage holes. Allow enough space to accommodate roots.

• Remove from pot and plant in container, firming the compost gently around the roots. Once fully planted water well.

Taking Cuttings

Image of a person holding a knife to take a cutting from a plant.

• 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 a hole in the compost with a pencil/dibber.

• Place cutting into hole and firm compost gently around it.

• Cover tray with glass/polythene to prevent drying out and place in a warm spot away from direct sunlight, until cuttings have taken.

Hanging Baskets

Image of someone planting up a hanging basket.

Line the basket and fill with compost. Plant with trailing plants around the outside and upright plants in the middle. Water well.

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