How to use
Seed sowing Use as directed on the seed packet. Please note that due to the relatively coarse structure of All-Purpose Peat-Free Compost it may be necessary to sieve or to mix with a finer ingredient such as horticultural sand or fine coir. A rate of 50 / 50 would be suitable.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle prick out into fresh All-Purpose Peat-Free Compost and water thoroughly
Potting On Ensure that the plant to be potted is thoroughly watered. Choose a pot or container slightly larger than the previous one and fill with All-Purpose Peat-Free Compost
Prepare a hole in the Compost that is large enough to accommodate the item to be potted. Carefully insert the plant so that the Compost is level with the previous compost level. Firm the Compost around the plant and water thoroughly.
Supplementary Feeding Under normal circumstances All-Purpose Peat-Free Compost contains sufficient nutrients for the first 4 to 6 weeks of growth. After then commence feeding regularly with a liquid feed. Alternatively mix in controlled release fertilizer granules at the time of potting.
Tree and Shrub Planting Ensure that the root ball of the tree or shrub is very well watered. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball. Blend the back fill at a rate of between 3 and 5 parts soil to 1 part All-Purpose Peat-Free Compost. Place the plant in the hole ensuring that when finished the soil will be at the same level on the trunk it was when the plant was in its container. If a stake is required put it in place at this stage. Use the backfill / Compost mix to fill around the root ball. Firm the soil around the trunk. Water well for at least the first season. For optimum growth top dress annually with a balanced fertilizer after the first year.
Not suitable for use with ericaceous, lime hating plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. For these use Melcourt SylvaGrow Ericaceous.
Under certain conditions a white mould may appear on the compost surface during storage. This is not harmful to either plants or humans.
Recycling and Plastics
Where used, the polythene packaging for this product has been manufactured using at least 30% post-consumer waste plastic. We are working with our suppliers to increase this level as quickly as we can.
The bag is 100% recyclable but check regionally for local recycling options
|Main Constituents||Coniferous bark and wood fibre, coir, green compost|
|Origin||Bark, wood fibre and green compost UK, coir India|
|Nominal Particle Size||0 – 8mm|
|pH||6.5 – 7.0|
|Nutrient Content||Sufficient for the first 4 – 6 weeks|