£4.99 each for a 40 litre bag
Levington® Multi Purpose Compost with added John Innes is a unique combination of peat, sterilised loam and horticultural sand. Used by many professional and traditional gardeners for healthy plant establishment and growth.
WHAT IS JOHN INNES COMPOST?
Developed by Mr John Innes in the 1930’s it is still a popular choice which is favoured by traditional gardeners and has a strong fan club. John Innes compost is predominantly peat based but also includes sterilised loam and has a higher proportion of heavy particles like grit and sand than other composts and as a result is much heavier. A numbering system is used to indicate the nutrient levels within the compost.
WHERE AND HOW TO USE
BEDS & BORDERS
Water the plant thoroughly
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball
Part fill the hole with a mixture of 50% soil and 50% compost.
Ensure the plant is at the same level as in the pot.
Fill in firmly, then water
HOW TO USE WITH SOWING SEEDS
Fill the seed tray with Levington® Multi Purpose Compost and level off.
Firm lightly and water.
Sow seeds following pack instructions.
Cover seed tray or container to retain water, making sure the tray is out of direct sunlight.
When the seedlings are ready to be transplanted, make sure they are picked up by the leaves, not by the stems or roots.
For sowing seeds we also recommend Levington® Seed and Cutting Compost
HOW TO USE WITH CUTTINGS
Fill the pot with Levington® Multipurpose Compost, take the cutting (in the appropriate way according to the type of plant), water, cover and keep warm.
For taking cuttings we also recommend Levington® Seed and Cutting Compost.
HOW TO USE IN HANGING BASKETS
Place the hanging basket on a flowerpot to keep it steady.
Line the basket if necessary and part fill it with compost.
Insert plants through sides of the basket where possible to ensure a ball of colour.
Fill the basket with Levington® Multi Purpose Compost and arrange plants on the top with trailing ones around the sides.
After everything is planted, firm lightly and water thoroughly.
For hanging baskets we also recommend Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control™ Enriched Compost Pots & Baskets
HOW TO USE IN CONTAINERS
Ensure that the container has sufficient drainage holes.
Then fill with Levington® Multi Purpose Compost.
Add your chosen flowers and firm lightly,then water thoroughly.
For containers we also recommend Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control™ Enriched Compost Pots & Baskets
GENERAL CARE TIPS
Compost should be kept moist at all times and not allowed to dry out. Plants should not be left to stand in water for any long periods of time, as it will encourage root rot.
After 4 to 6 weeks, we recommend regular feeding with Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Plant Food