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Ericaceous Compost

£8.99

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Essential for all acid-loving plants

including Rhododendrons and Camellias

Promotes healthy growth and dark green foliage

Perfectly balanced with a low pH value

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A garden essential for acid-loving plants! Camellias, Blueberries, and Rhododendrons, to name but a few, will all thank you for this compost when you pot them up. Ericaceous compost has a low, acid pH which allows acid-loving plants to absorb iron and other nutrients properly. In ordinary compost with a higher pH, these vital nutrients become 'locked up' in the soil creating weak, spindly growth and yellowing foliage in ericaceous plants. This balanced compost provides the perfect low pH conditions for excellent root development and strong, healthy growth of all acid-loving plants including:

Ferns
Blechnum

Fruits
Blueberry
Cranberry
Lemon
Lime
Lingonberry
Orange
Raspberry

Perennials
Cornus canadensis
Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)
Lily of The Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Shrubs
Amelanchier lamarkii
Azalea
Camelia
Enkinathus
Fothergilla
Gardenia
Gaultheria
Hamamelis
Heather (Erica / Calluna)
Hydrangea (to create blue blooms)
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Leucothoe
Pieris
Physocarpus
Rhododendron
Skimmia

Trees
Abies
Arbutus
Eucryphia
Magnolia
Nyssa
Picea


1 x 25 litre pack of ericaceous compost (kb4772)

If you use your ericaceous compost in borders or beds, it will gradually lose acidity over time as it mixes with the existing soil. In order to retain and increase acidity you will need to regularly add acidifying materials to the soil. Add ericaceous feed or fertiliser to the soil to maintain acidity. Also worth noting is that when watering your ericaceous plants you should avoid using tap water (where possible) as treated tap water is generally alkaline. Ideally water with more acidic rain water.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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