Specialist Mixes

Specialist Mixes

These mixes are suited to professional growers and keen gardeners alike. By making use of our extensive range of growing media ingredients, we can create bespoke mixes for more specific growing applications. We have worked closely with renowned Horticulturalist Susie Holmes, and specialist growers to produce a comprehensive range of growing media.

Importantly we can provide these mixes by the bulk bag (1000 ltrs) and smaller (60 ltr) bags, which is ideal for smaller specialist growers who do not require the minimum order larger quantities available from other suppliers.

To our extensive range of growing media (soils, composts, barks, peats etc) we can add the following to optimise growing conditions and ensure plant success:

  • Weevil control;
  • pH reducing/increasing compounds;
  • Slow release fertilisers (These will release nutrients gradually anywhere from 3 to 14 months as required);
  • Speciality fertiliser (gives the initial nutrient boost for first planting)
  • Dolomite (aka Mag lime) – ground limestone that is rich in magnesium (unlike normal garden lime which is just calcium carbonate);
  • Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (reduces weight without compromising the growing media ie ideal for pots and planters that you may want to move around over the season)
  • Perlite (for aeration);
  • Vermiculite (to aid nutrient uptake and water retention);
  • Celcote (wetting agent – reduces need for watering by up to 25% without compromising growth of the plant);
  • 6mm grit (to aid drainage)

These can be added at various inclusion rates depending on the needs of the specific plants.

Please contact us to discuss you specific requirements.

We have worked with professional growers to create specialist mixes. You can purchase some of our more common mixes online, however if you require something that you cannot see here please do not hesitate to contact us and we can price up a bespoke mix for you:

All Available in 20ltr bags (subj to min order) Bulk Bag (1m³), Supersize bag (2m³)

Loose loads available – please call our offices for further details.

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  1. Pot/Bedding Compost - Seedling Mix Dry
    Pot/Bedding Compost - Seedling Mix
    From £114.00

    This is a fine peat based compost which contains essential nutrients and a wetting agent to help tray bedding and pot plants retain water and supply them with essential nutrients.  The wetting agent can reduce watering needs by up to 25% without affecting the growth of the plant.

    This mix has been developed for first planting and contains the essential nutrients required to support the growth of young plants.

    Available in Loose Loads & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  2. Pot/Bedding Compost - Potting-on Mix Dry
    Pot/Bedding Compost - Potting-on Mix
    From £114.00

    This is a fine peat based compost which contains essential nutrients and a wetting agent to help tray bedding and pot plants retain water and supply them with essential nutrients.  The wetting agent can reduce watering needs by up to 25% without affecting the growth of the plant.

    This Mix is for the re-potting of larger plants where water retention and a good long term growing environment is needed.

    Available in Loose Loads & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  3. Geranium Mix Dry
    Geranium Mix
    From £114.00

    We combine fine peat, for efficient water management and nutrient retention, with control release fertiliser.  Geraniums benefit from a pH of around 6.5, no lower than 5.5.  Peat is naturally quite acidic so we add an element of magnesium lime to create the optimum pH for Geranium growth.

    Best planted in areas where they will be exposed to at least 6 – 8 hours of sunlight per day,  Geraniums favour moist, free draining soil.  It is also best to mulch the plants to help retain water throughout the growing season.

    For mulches see our Barks and Composts pages

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

    Available in Loose Loads & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  4. Tree Mix Dry
    Tree Mix
    From £108.00

    This is a standard peat based composition, with added bark to provide an organic nutrient boost and to optimise the rooting environment, promoting stability.

    We have added a control release fertiliser that will reduce the need for liquid feeding, and a small amount of lime to ensure that the alkalinity is the optimum needed for most trees, between pH 5.5 – 6.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  5. Succulent Mix Dry
    Succulent Mix
    From £120.00

    Succulents are used to dry, arid growing conditions. Therefore they require a free draining potting soil. We use sandy loam, grit and a lightweight expanded clay aggregate to achieve the optimum growing environment.

    To this mix we also add a control release fertiliser that provides months of nutrition, and a systemic insecticide (weevil control) which targets major soil and foliar pests. This is particularly appropriate for container grown plants.

    The standard mix is suitable for seedlings and young plants, as well as more established succulents.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  6. Shrub Mix Dry
    Shrub Mix
    From £108.00

    We mix peat with a small percentage of clay loam and a control release fertiliser to provide the perfect growing medium for most shrubs, be they border or container based (NB for acid loving shrubs see our Ericaceous Shrub Mix).

    Once established shrubs need relatively little watering, however they will benefit from being mulched as this will help with water retention, weed suppression and in boosting nutrient levels. Mulching is normally done in late winter after application of a general purpose fertiliser, although shrubs can be mulched any time from late Spring to early Autumn providing that the soil is damp.

    For mulches see our Barks and Composts pages.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  7. Ericaceous Shrub Mix Dry
    Ericaceous Shrub Mix
    From £108.00

    There are a few shrubs which prefer a more acidic growing media (eg Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias etc).

    We mix fine and coarse acidic peat with chipped pine bark and a base fertiliser to provide an nutrient rich ericaceous growing media in which your acid loving shrubs should thrive.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  8. Alpine Mix Dry
    Alpine Mix
    From £108.00

    Alpine plants need a free draining growing environment to cope with the sudden influx of water created by melting snow in the Spring.

    We add bark to peat to create a free draining media, and add a control release fertiliser for longer term nutrition as well as a base fertiliser to give an initial nutrient boost at the point of planting.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  9. Perennial & Herbaceous Mix Dry
    Perennial & Herbaceous Mix
    From £110.40

    Perennial and Herbaceous plants that are overwintered outdoors require good drainage. To achieve this we mix a blend of fine and coarse peat with pine bark.

    Mixed in is a control release fertiliser for season long nutrition, as well as a base fertiliser to provide an initial nutrient boost.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

  10. Rose Mix Dry
    Rose Mix
    From £93.60

    Roses are relatively easy to grow successfully as long as they receive sufficient direct sunlight and are planted in well drained and fertile soil. This is a blend of fine and coarse peat, with clay loam and grit.

    We also add an element of lime to ensure that the growing media is at the best growing pH for roses which is between 5.5 – 6.

    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 & Bulk Bags.

    20 litre bags are available subject to minimum order, please contact us for further details.

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