Composts


We supply a wide range of composts and other growing media. From multi purpose compost to grow-bags, potting compost to organic compost, we also supply the John Innes range.


 

Multi Purpose Compost

A consistent, high quality Multi Purpose Compost with a nutrient enriched formula and wetting agent to ensure easier watering. Used for seed sowing, potting, containers and hanging baskets.

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 40 litres  - £4.00
  • 60 litres - £4.95
  • 75 litres - £5.75
  • 100 litres - 7.35

 

Rhododendron, Azalea & Camellia Compost

This is a carefully formulated compost containing all the essential nutrients, trace elements and a wetting agent, pH adjusted for lime hating plants. Suitable for Heathers, Camelias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and other lime hating species. 

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 40 litres  - £4.50
  • 75 litres - £6.99

 

Irish Moss Peat

High quality sphagnum moss peat for compost making, soil improvement, mulching and lawn dressing.  It has a remarkable ability to manage water efficiently and hold on to nutrients that would otherwise leach out of the soil. While performing these amazing tasks, it also improves the texture and consistency of the soil

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 100 litres  - £7.50

 


 

John Innes Seed

Seed Sowing Compost

  • Perfect for bringing seeds to life
  • For fast, healthy germination
  • Fine texture
  • Helps retain moisture around seed

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 25 litre £4.25

John Innes No.1

Young Plant Compost

  • Gives young plants the best start in life
  • Feeds for four weeks
  • Encourages healthy growth
  • Develops stronger roots

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 25 litre £4.25

John Innes No.2

Potting Compost

  • Feeds & encourages healthy plant growth
  • Feeds for five weeks
  • Develops stronger roots
  • Encourages flower development

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 25 litre £4.25

John Innes No.3

Mature Plant Compost

  • Nurtures & sustains growth
  • Feeds for five weeks
  • Rich in nutrients for hungry plants
  • Encourages new growth

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 25 litre £4.25

 

Grow bags

A high quality full size growing bag containing all the nutrients required to grow a wide variety of edible and ornamental crops. Clover growing bags contain specially formulated compost for growing a wide range of plants including Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Aubergines, Peppers and Courgettes.

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 3 plant  - £2.20
  • 4 plant - £2.70

 

F2-S seed compost

A fine grade growing media with added horticultural grade sand for seed sowing and direct rooting of cuttings in modules, or small pots up to 7cm. A medium Nitrogen growing media ideal for general seed sowing. Once established feeding is recommended.

Product advantages
0-3mm particle size
Seed sowing an ddirec rooting of cuttings
Added silver sand to aid flowability
Modules, and small pots up to 7cm

Medium 210-290 | ph 5.3 - 6.0 | N144 P73 K239 ppm

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 75 litres - £10.49

 

M3 Potting compost

A medium structured high nutrient growing media designed for bedding and pot plants requiring high feed levels. Controlled release fertilier is not recommended for use with this product.

Product advantages
0-10mm particle size
For very vigorous bedding including tomatoes
Controlled release fertilizer should not be added to this product
Small pots up to 9cm

High 310-420 | ph 5.3 - 6.0 | N233 P104 K339 ppm

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 75 litres - £7.99

 


 

Vermiculite

Due to its aeration and moisture properties, J. Arthur Bowers Vermiculite is ideal for use when germinating seeds, pricking-out or adding to houseplant composts. It also insulates against fluctuations in surface temperature when used as a seed covering. It has good ion properties which absorb nutrients preventing them from being washed out and then releases them slowly to the plant roots and it also holds moisture near to the roots. It can even be used in outdoor seed beds where it will improve emergence with less risk of 'capping'. When used in potting compost it makes a light, open compost that holds more water thus facilitating re-wetting and therefore lengthening the time between watering.

Recommended Uses:

  • Seed sowing, cuttings, pricking out

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 10 litres - £7.50
  • 25 litres - £13.50
  • 100 litres £24.50

Perlite

J. Arthur Bowers Perlite is very good for rooting cuttings, seed raising, potting composts, soil conditioning and turf dressing due to its ability to absorb and hold vast amounts of air and moisture which improves aeration and drainage. Perlite speeds up rooting, reduces risk of damping off, provides an optimum balance of air and water, and makes water logging almost impossible. It also minimises damage to roots and check to growth during transplanting. For seed raising, it encourages quicker germination, improved seedling growth and less check when pricking-out or potting on. In potting composts, it improves aeration, draining and insulation, and also facilitates re-wetting

Perlite can also be used to open up ready-mixed loam or peat-based composts. It also improves the texture of heavy silt or clay soils by increasing aeration and drainage and minimises the tendency to 'cap' over germinating seeds, and lasts for many years. Finally, Perlite improves aeration and drainage in compacted and poorly drained areas on old turf and also helps the establishment of new turf. It greatly assists the air-moisture balance and ensures better root development and turf growth. Greens will show improved resilience and greater tolerance in use under extreme weather conditions - wet or dry.

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 10 litres - £7.50
  • 25 litres - £13.50
  • 100 litres £24.50

 

Peat Free Organic Compost

New Horizon Multi Purpose Compost os 100% peat free and organic, and is made from renewable resources with added organic nutrients. It is based on composted timber residues and recycled composted green materials, which provide an excellent combination of moisture retention and drainage properties.

Recommended Uses:

  • Seed sowing, cuttings, pricking out, potting into tubs, planters containers and hanging baskets
  • Feeding Recommendations: After 4-6 weeks feed every 7-14 days with a J Arthur Bower’s liquid plant food or New Horizon Multi-Purpose plant food.
  • Not suitable for lime-hating (ericaceous) plants.

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 50 litres - £5.50 or 4 bags for £20

 

Premium Horticulture Seed & Modular Compost

Seed & modular compost is a sphagnum moss blend. As a medium grade, it ensures the easy flow and filling of trays and pots. It contains a well balanced feed containing trace elements. A wetting agent is added to assist watering and re-wetting.

  • Perfect for bringing seeds to life
  • For fast, healthy germination
  • Fine texture
  • Helps retain moisture around seed

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 80 litre £8.50

Premium Horticulture Potting Compost

This potting compost is a sphagnum moss peat which provides good stability and adequate air-filled porosity. A well-balanced feed containing trace elements allowing healthy growth for a wide variety of small pot plants. A wetting agent is added to assist drainage and re-wetting.

  • Perfect for bringing seeds to life
  • For fast, healthy germination
  • Fine texture
  • Helps retain moisture around seed

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 80 litre £8.25

Premium Horticulture Pot Bedding Compost

Pot bedding compost is a sphagnum moss blend. As a medium grade, it ensures the easy flow and filling of trays and pots. It contains a well balanced feed containing trace elements. A wetting agent is added to assist watering and re-wetting.

  • Perfect for bringing seeds to life
  • For fast, healthy germination
  • Fine texture
  • Helps retain moisture around seed

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 80 litre £8.25

 

Groworganic Fertiliser

Groworganic not only conditions the soil, but breaks down clay and takes the backache out of gardening, it's safe with lime haters and no matter what condition your soil, hard sticky clay, sand or even dust Groworganic will produce healthy bumper crops of fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants - year in and year out.

Assisted by DEFRA - a department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who help to ensure that the product is of the highest standard - Groworganic is a healthy way to grow your crops and be kind to the environment. So start using Groworganic now and grow the natural way!

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 15kg - £6.99

6x Pelleted Poultry Chicken Manure

A 100% natural organic fertiliser with a balanced pH of 6.8. It's environmentally friendly, contains no peat or chemicals and is oven heated at over 250°C to provide a sterilised, weed and pathogen free natural organic fertiliser. Since 6X Natural Fertiliser is six times richer than farmyard manure, it provides balanced nutrition for shrubs, flower beds, vegetables and lawns and is extraordinarily economical.  It is also available in pelleted form for use in spreaders. Concentrated, easy to spread and odourless, our pelleted chicken fertiliser is available in two convenient sizes. One or two handfuls per square metre for vegetables, soft fruits, flowers. A dissolved handful in one gallon of water for an excellent liquid feed. Scatter a handful on each layer of garden waste to enrich the compost. Also ideal for lawn feed at one handful per square metre.

Analysis:

Nitrogen(N) 5% |  Phosphorous(P) 3.3% | Potassium(K) 2.2%  PH 6.5 - 7.0

Available to buy in store and priced as follows:

  • 8kg tub - £6.99
  • 20kg bag - £12.29

 

Fertlisers, Lawn Care and Turf

If you're looking to give your soil or lawn a boost, why not take a look at our fertilser and lawn care range! We also supply turf! Simply click the range you wish to view.

Fertilisers

Fertilisers

Give your garden or growing space the best possible chance to thrive with our large selection of fertilisers!

lawn care

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Whether you're feeding or weeding, moss killing or seeding we have great products to make your lawn one to be proud of!

Turf

Turf

Our turf is freshly cut daily. Grown on the Isle of Axholme and is some of the best you will find in the region.
Both durable and hardwearing, this turf will make a great family lawn!