Melcourt All Purpose Peat Free Compost

£75.00 + VAT

Bag size – 0.6m³ Bulk Bags

A general-purpose peat-free growing medium suitable for a wide range of uses around the garden including potting on, patio gardening, container growing and tree and shrub planting.

• Contains balanced slow-release fertilizers
• Manufactured from top quality conifer bark and wood fibre, coir and green compost
• Dark brown in colour
• Consistent, fine and free flowing
• RHS endorsed (when sold in 50 litre bags)

• Easy to handle and manage
• Manufactured from sustainable raw materials and containing no peat
• Balanced plant nutrients give optimum fertilization for the first four to six weeks

Please call 01872 870904 to place your order

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

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