Bed & Border Planting Mixes

Bed & Border Planting Mixes

When creating new beds and borders, or topping up existing areas, soil alone may not contain the required nutrients.  Using pure compost could make the media prone to water-logging, and will require more frequent toppng up as the compost rots down.  With this in mind we have created a range of mixes that contain our premium sandy loam topsoil, to provide body and longevity to the growing media, and soil conditioners to inject the nutrients needed to optimise plant growth.

If you have enough existing soil and just need a nutrient boost have a look at our 50/50 mix of soil conditioners.

These mixes are general purpose and can be used for most plants and vegetables.  If you require a mix for more specific planting please visit our Professional Growing Media page.

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  1. Manure / Peat Free Planting Compost Dry
    Manure / Peat Free Planting Compost
    From £85.80

    A 50:50 mix of well-rotted stable manure and green waste compost. Both elements provide vital nutrients, and the 10mm screened compost lightens the media making it easy to dig into the soil.

    We source our manure from local stables and it will be either shavings or straw based. Whilst this is a natural product and therefore consistency will vary, we endeavour to ensure that all manure delivered to our customers is well rotted. Please be aware that it may still retain some heat so we recommend that you put the growing media down a few weeks before planting. If using as a mulch be careful not to allow the manure mix to touch the stalks of the plant.

    Clay soil? If digging in to clay soil choose our mix with added grit to cut through the clay and aid drainage. 

    Not know how much you need? Scroll down to the Calculator tab, enter your measurements and we will tell you how much you need.

    Available in Loose Loads and Bulk Bags.

  2. Manure / Mushroom Compost Dry
    Manure / Mushroom Compost
    From £85.80

    A 50:50 mix of stable manure with manure based mushroom compost. Both elements are manure based and so provide the vital nutrients needed to boost plant growth.

    We source our mushroom compost direct from the mushroom farm and it is of a consistent quality.  Remember that the mushroom growing process involves the addition of lime to manure and therefore the mix may be slightly alkaline.  For this reason it should not be used on acid loving plants.  

    Our manure comes purely from horse stables and will be either straw or shavings based.  Whilst we do turn and process the manure so that it is well rotted, we do not shred it and so you may find the odd item that might end up in a stableyard manure heap! Please be assured that we do our best to remove as many items as we can see.

    Manure will retain alot of heat when rotting down.  Please therefore be careful to ensure that the media has cooled down before planting.  When mulching avoid touching the base of the plant stems to avoid scroching.

    Clay soil? If digging in to clay soil choose our mix with added grit to cut through the clay and aid drainage. 

    Not know how much you need? Scroll down to the Calculator tab, enter your measurements and we will tell you how much you need.

    Available in Loose Loads and Bulk Bags.

  3. Peat Free Planting Compost / Mushroom Compost Dry
    Peat Free Planting Compost / Mushroom Compost
    From £85.80

    A 50:50 mix of certified green waste compost with manure based mushroom compost. Both elements provide vital nutrients, and the 10mm screened compost lightens the media making it easy to dig into the soil.

    We source our mushroom compost direct from the mushroom farm and it is of a consistent quality.  Remember that the mushroom growing process involves the addition of lime to manure and therefore the mix may be slightly alkaline.  For this reason it should not be used on acid loving plants.

    Clay soil? If digging in to clay soil choose our mix with added grit to cut through the clay and aid drainage. 

    Not know how much you need? Scroll down to the Calculator tab, enter your measurements and we will tell you how much you need.

    Available in Loose Loads and Bulk Bags.

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