Soil Conditioners

We sell a range of soil conditioners which, when added to your beds and borders, will boost the nutrient content to give your plants, shrubs and vegetables a boost throughout the growing season.  Put on the surface as a mulch that will slowly rot down into the soil, or dig straight in to your existing soil before planting.

Our range includes general multi-purpose composts, as well as conditioners suitable to more specific applications such as pot planting seedlings and potting on.  If you need any advice as to which conditioner is most suitable to your planting needs then please contact us.

If you are starting a bed or border from scratch, or want to improve drainage, why not visit our Bed & Border Planting Mixes page.  We mix sandy loam soil with our soil conditioners to create nutrient rich, free draining growing media.

Coarse Sphagnum Peat 12-25mm

A coarse sphagnum peat taken from sustainable sources in Ireland. Not a source of nutrients in itself, it is highly absorbent and so helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients.

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£99.98 retail).

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Ericaceous Compost

We blend this compost ourselves using a mix of peat and composted bark to create an acidic nutrient rich compost. The pH level will typically be between 4.5 - 5.5.

Perfect to dig through the soil to improve nutrition before the planting of acid loving plants such as Azaleas or Hydrangeas.

We also sell an Ericaceous topsoil

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag (£8.25 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£112.00 retail).

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Fine Sphagnum Peat (0-12mm)

A fine sphagnum peat taken from sustainable sources in Ireland. Not a source of nutrients in itself, it is highly absorbent and so helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients.

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag (£6.00 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£99.98 retail).

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John Innes enriched multipurpose compost

A high quality multipurpose compost enriched with John Innes to boost nutrient levels. Suitable for all bedding plants in pots, hanging baskets, containers as well as general border planting.

Available as 75-litre bag (£7.40 retail).

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John Innes No 1

Suitable for pricking out, and for potting up of young seedlings or rooted cuttings. The nutrients in this mix are carefully balanced to suit most young plants.

Available as 20-litre bag (£5.99 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£117.00 retail).

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John Innes No 2

Suitable for general potting of medium sized house plants and vegetable plants. The nutrient content is balanced to suit more established plants.

Available as 20-litre bag (£5.99 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£117.00 retail).

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John Innes No 3

Suitable for the final potting of more mature vegetable plants and shrubs in both interior and exterior containers. The nutrient content is balanced to suit larger plants at the final potting stage.

Available as 20-litre bag (£5.99 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£117.00 retail).

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Manure

A natural well-rotted stable manure. This is purely horse manure, sourced locally, from either straw or sawdust bedding. As a natural multi-source product the consistency and look of the manure can vary load to load, but we always ensure that the manure is well rotted before it leaves our yard.

Perfect for digging in to soil to boost the nutrient content before planting, or for using as a mulch around the base of plants.

By its nature, rotting manure can retain alot of heat before being spread out or dug in.  For this reason you should wait a few weeks before planting when digging it in to soil, and avoid plant stems when using as a mulch, to minimise the possibility of scorching.

If you are starting a bed or border from scratch, or want to improve drainage, why not visit our Bed & Border Planting Mixes page.  We mix our soil conditioners with sandy loam topsoil to create nutrient rich free draining growing media.

We process this manure at our depot in Newenden, turning it regularly to promote the rotting down process.  However please be aware that we do not shred or screen the manure.  Whilst we take care to remove items that we see in the manure as we process it, please be aware that you may find the odd item that has found its way from the stable yard into the manure heap!

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag (£6.00 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£85.99 retail).

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Multipurpose Compost

A blend of peat with a base fertiliser and a wetting agent to optimise plant growth throughout the growing season.

Available as 60-litre bag (£5.25 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£96.00 retail).

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Mushroom Compost

This is a very popular, well-rotted, manure based compost which is a by product of the mushroom growing industry. Recommended as a soil conditioner to boost the nutrient content of the soil before planting. Due to the addition of lime during the mushroom growing process we do not recommend this product for use with ericaceous (acid loving) plants.

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag (£6.00 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£85.99 retail).

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Peat Free Compost

A nutrient packed 10mm screened green waste compost. This product is PAS100 certified which means that it has composted down sufficiently to transition from green waste to quality compost.

This is a sustainable and environmentally sensitive alternative to peat based multi-purpose composts. Our peat free planting compost can be used as a soil conditioner to dig through the soil before planting, and as a mulch when placed on the surface at the base of existing plants.

Available as Loose load, 40-litre bag (£6.00 retail) or Bulk bag (1 m³) (£85.99 retail).

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Peat Free Multipurpose Compost

If you do not want to use a peat based compost then we have alternatives on offer. Either our green waste Peat Free Planting Compost, or for a bit of extra nutrient boost this Peat Free Multipurpose Compost.

We combine Peat Free Planting Compost with fine bark and a natural additive which boosts Nitrogen levels to create a nutrient rich growing media.

Available as Bulk bag (1 m³) (£108.00 retail).

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Seed and Cutting Compost

For sowing seeds, cuttings and general propagation.

Available as 20-litre bag (£5.00 retail).

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