Why Choose Growise Ericaceous Compost
Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost is specially formulated for all ericaceous (acid loving / lime hating) species of plants. It is based on high quality sphagnum peat, enriched with readily available forms of all essential plant nutrients and trace elements necessary for all stages of growth of ericaceous plants.
Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost may be used with both indoor and outdoor plants. Always use the compost straight from the bag and do not mix it with other materials before use.
- Lime Sensitive Plants
- Azaleas & Camellias
- Rhododendrons & Heathers
Instructions for use
Make a clean, angled cut below a leaf and then remove the lower leaves from the cutting. Dip the cut end in a rooting powder, following manufacturers instructions. Fill a pot with Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost, make a hole in it and insert the cutting. Carefully firm the compost around the cutting with your fingertips.
Water gently, using a fine rose. Cover the cutting and pot with a clear plastic bag to retain moisture and keep out of direct sunlight. Only water when the compost feels dry or if the cutting starts to wilt. For specialist seed and cuttings use Bord Na Móna Growise John Innes Seed & Cutting Compost.
Partly fill the new, larger pot with Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost. Remove the plant from the old pot. Place the plant in the new pot, make sure the plant is at the same level as it was in the original pot and fill the pot with compost, firming lightly. Water thoroughly and leave for any excess water to drain.
Top Dressing Mature Plants
Remove as much of the old, loose compost as possible from the top of the pot, without damaging the plant. Replace with new Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost and firm down gently.
Outdoor Planting in the Soil
Dig a hole a few inches deeper and wider than the roots of the plant. Position the plant in the hole and gently fill around the roots using a 50:50 mixture of Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost and soil.
Finally, firm the compost / soil mix around the plant and water thoroughly.
Common Ericaceous Plants
Bord Na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost is recommended for use with the following common ericaceous plants:
Arbutus, Andromeda, Arctostaphylos, Azalea, Calluna, Camellia, Cassiope, Chamaecyparis, Chamaedaphne, Daboecia, Erica, Gaultheria, Heathers, Juniperus, Kalmiopsis, Leiophyllum, Leucothöe, Loiseleuria, Lyonia, Magnolia, Menziesia, Pernettya, Phyllodoce, Picea, Pieris, Rhododendron, Thuja, Zenobia.