Erin Traditional Ericaceous Compost - 70 Litres - In-Excess Direct

Erin Traditional Ericaceous Compost - 70 Litres

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Erin Ericaceous Compost is a specialist blend with the correct pH level for growing lime-hating plants. The 100% Irish sphagnum moss peat formula will ensure the best results every time for all acid loving plants ranging from azaleas and hydrangeas to conifers and rhododendrons.

  • Made to Erin's unique formula to produce exceptional growing results
  • Ideal for growing alpines, azaleas, camellias, conifers, heathers, hydrangeas, manolias, pieris, rhododendrons and other lime-hating plants
  • Contains plant foods to last 6-8 weeks after planting
  • Pack Volume: 70 litres (approximate)
  • Pack Weight: 22 kg (approximate)
Usage Guidelines

Directions for use
Use straight from the bag for plants at all growth stages. Once in use, always keep Erin Multipurpose Compost moist but do not allow plants to stand in water

Taking Cuttings
Take cuttings correctly from your mother plant. You may wish to consult specialist gardening books on propagation for advice. Fill the pots or containers with Erin Ericaceous Compost and level off. Using a pencil or dibber, make holes in the compost and insert the cuttings. Firm gently around the plant and water thoroughly. Cover each pot or container with a clear polythene bag to avoid loss of moisture. When roots appear, remove the cover and transplant as necessary.

Potting on & Re-potting
Partly fill the pot with Erin Ericaceous Compost. Make sure you have chosen the correct size pot to comfortably hold the plant roots. Place the plant in the centre. Fill the surrounding area with more compost, firming with your fingertips tightly around the roots ball. Water-in well but do not saturate.

Tubs, Pots & Containers
Half fill the container with Erin Multipurpose Compost, place the plants evenly inside while filling around the roots with more compost. Gently firm the compost, water-in well but do not saturate.

Planting Out
Water the plant to be planted out and allow to drain. Make the planting hole approximately twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot and place the plant in the hole. Back fill with a half and half mixture of Erin Ericaceous Compost and soil. Water thoroughly.

Acid Loving Plant Beds
Use Erin Ericaceous Compost in raised or sunken beds where the garden soil is too alkaline or chalky for good growth of acid-loving plants. A well perforated polythene liner should be placed in the bottom of the bed which can then be filled with Erin Ericaceous Compost. Plant directly into the compost and do not allow the bed to dry out.


  • Store in a cool dry area
  • Open pack carefully and avoid breathing in dust
  • Reseal pack after use

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