Ericaceous plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and heathers are not able to tolerate excessive levels of lime. Ericaceous compost is carefully formulated to achieve the right pH balance and to supply all the nutrients and trace elements essential for healthy foliage, strong root development and better blooms.
The compost will supply your plants with all the nutrients they need for strong, healthy growth during the first 4-6 weeks. After that, feed them every 7-14 days with liquid ericaceous plant food.
How to Use WESTLAND Ericaceous Compost
Tubs & planters
Partially fill the tub/container with compost, place plant in position and fill around the roots with compost. Firm carefully and water thoroughly.
Dig a large hole and put some compost into it. Add a small amount of Bone meal. Place plant in the hole and spread out the roots. Mix compost with the soil removed from the hole and add this mixture around the roots. Firm gently and water well. To make a sunken or raised bed for growing ericaceous plants, remove the garden soil and replace with ericaceous compost.
Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias can be hard to propagate. We recommend a 50/50 mixture of ericaceous compost and silver sand. Refer to any good gardening book for detailed information on taking cuttings of these plants.
- Store in a frost free place and away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.
- Re-seal bag as well as possible after use.