Westland John Innes Ericaceous Compost is the ideal compost for strong, healthy ericaceous plants. It feeds for 4 weeks with added iron for maximum leaf greening. Developed specially to help all acid loving (lime hating) plants bloom & thrive.
The compost includes Peat and loam for perfect nutrient, moisture retention as well as sand and grit for excellent drainage.
- Perfect for rhododendrons, azaleas & camellias
- Encourages stronger flowers & foliage
- Feeds for 4 weeks
- No Green Waste
For further results on ericaceous plants view our ericaceous feeds.
- 35 litre
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John Innes composts were developed over 50 years ago and are based on a traditional recipe of loam, peat and horticultural grit with added nutrients. John Innes Ericaceous Compost is a loam based compost which is a naturally reduced peat mix. It is specifically designed for use with all acid loving plants.
What are Ericaceous Plants?
Ericaceous plants are those which prefer acid soil conditions. For example: Rhododendron, Camellia, Azalea, Conifers, Magnolias, Acers, Heathers, Pieris, Skimmia, Berberia, Blueberries and Hydrangeas.
The benefits of added Iron
Acid loving plants need an extra boost of Iron to assist with the formation of Chlorophyll. This in turn keeps leaves green and healthy. It also is necessary for some enzyme functions such as energy production.
When to Use
Use all year round January to December
How to Use
Cut & remove non flowering 10cm shoot. Trim to leave top two pairs of leaves.
Dip in rooting gel. Insert firmly into compost, water and place in poly bag, in warm spot away form direct sunlight.
Thoroughly water the plant, gently tap the pot to remove, shake off loose compost.
Place plant in new pot with new compost, fill gaps with new compost, firm down with water.
Dig a hole approx twice the depth and diameter of the root ball.
Place plant in hole with new compost, fill gaps with new compost, firm down and water.
- Use in a well-ventilated place and avoid breathing dust
- Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
- Store in a frost-free place and away from weed killers and other garden chemicals
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the differences between John Innes Composts?
A. John Innes Composts are designed to be a life partner for plants. John Innes Seed Sowing Compost has a small amount of nutrients to encourage germination. John Innes No1 has a little more nutrients, perfect for transplanting seedlings. John Innes No2 is used for potting on young plants and John Innes No3, which has the most nutrients, is best used for final potting up of plants. John Innes Ericaceous is suitable for all acid loving (lime-hating) plants
Q. Will my pets or wildlife be attracted to this product?
A. John Innes Ericaceous Compost does not contain any organic elements so shouldn’t be attractive to animals
Q. Can I use this compost for my houseplants?
A. John Innes Ericaceous Compost is perfect for acid -loving plants but is not suitable for houseplants. We would recommend our Westland Houseplant Potting Mix.
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