Westland John Innes Peat Free Ericaceous Compost will give strong, healthy ericaceous plants for life. It is has extra iron and nutrients for green, glossy foliage as well as more blooms. Designed specifically to help all acid loving (lime hating) plants bloom and thrive, this compost contains loam for perfect nutrient and moisture retention. It also contains sand and grit to help with excellent drainage.
John Innes Ericaceous Compost is perfect for rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias and will also feed your plants for four weeks.
- For strong, healthy ericaceous plants
- Feeds for four weeks
- Encourages stronger flowers as well as foliage
- Added iron for maximum leaf greening
Be sure to feed your plants with Boost All Purpose Plant Feed – specially formulated for use with peat free composts.
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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.
- 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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