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Multi-Purpose Compost with John Innes

Ideal for use all around the garden this premium compost contains nutrients to feed your plant 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 contains our unique ingredient West+ producing our best ever formula.

  • Perfect for all life stages of plants
  • Now suitable for seed sowing
  • Stronger plant development
  • More flowers, more vibrancy, longer plant life
  • Ideal for containers and hanging baskets
  • Avaliable in 10L, 25L and 60L

How do I use it?

First put on a pair of gloves and rework compost between your hands, so it retains its intended texture. Then you're all set!

Handy gardening tips

  • Store in a frost free place away from weedkillers and other chemicals.
  • Re-seal bag after use.
  • Not suitable for use with ericaceous (lime hating) plants.
  • Wash hands after use. 

Seedlings/Pricking out

Image of a pair of hands using a dibber to prick out seedlings.

• Pick out seedlings once they are large enough to handle. Hold seedlings by the leaves to avoid damage and tease out root 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 taking a root ball out of a plant pot.

• Water plant well and allow to drain before potting. Allow enough space to accommodate the 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 pair of hands using a knife to take a cutting from a plant.

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

• Make a sloping cut in the stem of the cutting and remove all bottom leaves.

• Dip the end of the cutting in a hormone rooting powder to encourage rooting.

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

• Place cutting in the hole and firm compost gently around it.

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

Hanging Baskets 

Image of a pair of hands potting 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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