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Westland Bulb Planting Compost provides the perfect growing media for both indoor and outdoor bulbs. This specially formulated compost contains West+ to promote strong root growth and sustained plant development resulting in healthier bulbs and vibrant flowers.

Free draining compost for dry, healthy bulbs

  • Contains West+ for added performance
  • Added grit for free drainage
  • Correct balance of essential nutrients & trace elements
  • Perfect for indoor & outdoor bulbs

Sizes available

  • 10 litre
  • 20 litre
  • Product Details
  • how to use
  • tips & advice

Why Use

Provides the perfect environment for root growth, allowing the bulbs to use the whole volume of the pot or container for rooting.

Makes it easier to re-wet, retains moisture to keep the plant hydrated and drains easily to ensure that roots are not waterlogged and have air to breathe.

Holds a base nutrient supply ensuring even feeding which provides a longer period before supplementary feeding is required (typically 5-6 weeks).

 

How to Use

How to plant bulbs indoors

Select large, clean healthy-looking bulbs for the best results. Place some Westland Bulb Planting Compost in the bottom of a clean container. Place the bulbs on this firmly, ensuring that they are pointing upwards. Add more bulb planting compost so that only their tips can be seen above the surface. Place container in a cupboard, or anywhere that is cold, airy and dark. Examine the container regularly to ensure that it does not dry out. Water as necessary. Once the shoots have reached a height of 1-2” move the container to a light and cool room or porch (10ºC or 50ºF). Move the container again into a warmer room once the shoots have become fully green. Ensure that the container is kept away from both excessive heat sources and draughts.

Aftercare for indoor bulbs

Once the bulbs have finished flowering, move them to a light cool place and continue to water regularly and feed. When all the foliage has died down allow the bulbs to dry out and store in a cool dry, frost free place until planting for the next year.

How to plant bulbs outside

Dig a hole 4-6” deep and cover the bottom with a layer of Westland Bulb Planting Compost. Place bulbs firmly into the compost. Fill the remainder of the hole with Westland Bulb Planting Compost. Water thoroughly.

Aftercare for Outdoor Bulbs

Once the bulbs have flowered water regularly and feed with a liquid feed.

Handy Gardening Tips

  • Not 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
  • Wear gloves when handling
  • Rework compost between hands to reconstitute

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A. Bulb Planting Compost does not contain any organic feed elements so shouldn’t be attractive to animals.

Q. Can I use this compost for raised beds?

A. We would not recommend using this for raised beds.

Q. Can I use this for houseplants?

A. Yes, Bulb Planting Compost can be used for houseplants however you would get better results using a compost specifically designed houseplants such as our Houseplant potting mix.

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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