Levington® John Innes Ericaceous Compost | Love The Garden

Levington® John Innes Ericaceous Compost

Levington® John Innes® Ericaceous Compost is specially formulated for growing acid-loving or lime-hating plants, a traditional mix of loam, peat and grit.  The most commonly grown ericaceous plants are: Azalea, Camellia and Rhododendrons.

What is John Innes Compost?

Developed by Mr John Innes in the 1930’s it is still a popular choice which is favoured by traditional gardeners and has a strong fan club. John Innes compost is predominantly peat based but also includes sterilised loam and has a higher proportion of heavy particles like grit and sand than other composts and as a result is much heavier. 

Ericaceious Plants

Ericaceous plants are often referred to as lime-hating or acid-loving plants. The most commonly grown ericaceous plants are: Azalea, Camellia and Rhododendrons. These plants thrive in a low lime environment (pH 5 to 5.5). If they are grown in soil where the pH is too high, they produce poor growth and the leaves tend to become yellowish in colour.

 

Find out the different types of weed
Weeds are persistent garden invaders and can be divided into 4 groups. This will determine the best way of getting rid of them.
How to control weeds
X

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to free garden tips and advice now. (No spam, we promise).