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SylvaGrow Peat Free Ericaceous Comp 50L

SylvaGrow Peat Free Ericaceous Comp 50L

Ref: 72334

MPN: 7215

7.99 (Inc VAT)

{Description}
SYLVAGROW® ERICACEOUS CONTAINER AND PLANTING COMPOST
is a unique blend of fine bark, wood fibre (bi-products of sustainably managed British forests) and coir (from a single, known source). It contains balanced nutrients sufficient for the first 4 - 6 weeks of growth. This professional-quality, 100% peat-free ericaceous compost is ideal for growing rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, camellias and other lime-hating plants in tubs and containers and for planting out.
{How to Use:}
Potting on, containers, tubs and troughs
• Firstly ensure that the plant to be potted on has been well-watered. If it is dry, immerse the roots in a bucket of water (preferably rainwater) for half an hour
• Fill the pot, tub or other container with SylvaGrow® Ericaceous
• Make a hole large enough to accommodate the item to be potted and insert it, taking care that the growing medium is at about the same height on the stem as previously
• Gently firm the SylvaGrow® Ericaceous around the plant and water thoroughly
• Ensure that the SylvaGrow® Ericaceous is kept moist but not over-wet, at all times
• After four to six weeks, regularly apply a proprietary ericaceous liquid feed, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Alternatively incorporate slow-release fertilizer granules according to the manufacturer’s instructions, at the time of potting
• For a perfect finishing touch mulch the surface with SylvaBark® Pine Bark Flakes or SylvaBark® Pine Mini Mulch Cuttings
• Ensure the mother plant is well-watered before taking cuttings
• Fill a deep seed tray or pot with SylvaGrow®Ericaceous and make a suitable hole with a dibber or pencil
• Prepare the stem cuttings according to type, ensuring that they are not allowed to dry out between cutting and inserting. Dip in hormone rooting powder/liquid if using
• Insert the cutting and gently firm the medium around it
• Stem cuttings need to be in a moist environment out of direct sunlight until they have rooted so either place in a cold frame, a covered propagator or cover with polythene, using supports to prevent the polythene from touching the cuttings.
• Once the cuttings are well-rooted they can be potted on according to the instructions above
{Raised Beds}
SylvaGrow® Ericaceous can be used as part of a raised bed medium for lime-hating plants. • Simply mix 1 part SylvaGrow® Ericaceous thoroughly with 3 to 4 parts acidic garden soil to gain a valuable addition of organic matter and nutrients.
• Remember to supplementary feed as instructed above in ‘Potting On’. If the soil used is not acidic, (which is not recommended for best results) use up to 1 part SylvaGrow® Ericaceous to 1 part soil and be particularly vigilant regarding supplementary eeding with an appropriate fertilizer for lime-hating plants.
• Keep the soil moist at all times particularly during the first year as the plants are becoming established Planting Out SylvaGrow® Ericaceous can be used as a planting medium for limehating plants in order to add valuable organic matter and nutrients to acidic soils.
• Simply blend at 1 part to 4 parts of the back-fill soil.• Always ensure that the plant is watered to capacity before planting out and if necessary, immerse the roots in a bucket of water (preferably rainwater) for half an hour prior to planting.
• Ensure that the planting pit is well-integrated with the wider soil with no smeared sides or other impediments to root exploration beyond the planting hole.
• If the soil is not acidic, (which is not recommended for best results) use up to 1 part SylvaGrow® Ericaceous to 2 parts soil and be particularly vigilant regarding supplementary feeding with an appropriate fertilizer for lime-hating plants.
• Keep the soil moist at all times particularly during the first year as the plants are becoming established
{Other Advice}
• Try always to use rainwater when watering limehating plants, particularly in hard water areas
• Use in a ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
• Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
• Close bag after use to avoid drying out and to prevent contamination
• White mould: under certain conditions a white mould may appear on the surface of some of the particles in SylvaGrow® Ericaceous Container and Planting Compost. This is entirely normal and not harmful to humans, plants or pets.
{Use by}
• SylvaGrow® Ericaceous Container and Planting
Compost is best used within the season of purchase.
Longer storage can cause a nutrient imbalance.


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