If you want to achieve the best results you have to make sure that you are using the right compost for the type of plants you are growing.

For general use with most plants and trees, a good quality multi-purpose compost will produce great results, whether it is in the ground or in containers.

There are some plants, however, that need a speciality compost to grow well, as they require a specific level of acidity in the soil. Ericaceous compost provides the correct acidity for the following acid loving plants:

  • azaleas
  • rhododendrons
  • blueberries
  • cameillas
  • pieris
  • heathers

Acers and magnolias will benefit from a mix of ericaceous compost with a good multi-purpose compost.  

When laying new lawns or planting in newly-built raised borders where there is little to no natural soil, use top soil to give the plants a good basis for growing in.


In the garden centre we offer many different types of compost to suit your requirements. 

We recommend Bulrush Professional Multi-purpose as a good all-round compost. Bulrush is a market leader in the research, development and production of high specification compost for both the professional, commercial grower and the amateur hobby gardener. We use tons of Bulrush compost to grow plants on our nursery every year.