Olivers Growing Media

Olivers Professional 100% Peat-Free Compost

Our vision is to supply our customers with a professional grade, 100% peat-free compost that we know is reliable for growing a large selection of plants. We have been trialling peat-free growing media on our Production Nursery and believe we have found the best possible blend of compost and nutrients to give you a high quality dependable product. As with any compost, as the plants develop and grow they use up nutrients contained within the compost so they will need additional feeds. We recommend using Miracle-Gro® feed as your plants develop to ensure they stay healthy and vigorous.


Why Peat-Free? Peatlands store carbon, control flooding and create homes for wildlife. When peat is extracted from these special landscapes they’re damaged forever. In recent years the need to conserve this diminishing natural resource, as well as the flora and fauna that depend on it, has been recognised. Peat bogs are also an important carbon sink: destroying them to make gardens contributes to climate change. The effects of extraction are virtually irreplaceable as peatlands take thousands of years to form. Defra estimates that 2.96 million cubic metres of peat is used in the UK annually, of which 99% is used as growing media and 70% of which is used by gardeners.

Olivers Professional Multi-Purpose 100% Peat-Free Compost

High quality peat-free compost suitable for pricking out and potting on.

Use to grow bedding plants, houseplants, vegetables and herbs.

Contains both organic and controlled release feed which last for up to 6 months.

Establishes a strong and healthy root system.

We recommend using within one month of purchase.

Olivers Professional Rose, Tree & Shrub 100% Peat-Free Compost

High quality peat-free compost suitable for planting roses, trees, shrubs and perennials.

Contains higher levels of feed than the Multi-Purpose compost. Including both organic and controlled release feed which last for up to 9 months.

Ideal for container plants and when planting out in the garden.

Open structure allows for movement of water and nutrients for quick establishment and healthy root growth.

We recommend using within one month of purchase.

Olivers Professional Tub and Basket 100% Peat-Free Compost

High quality peat-free compost suitable for hanging baskets and containers.

Contains higher levels of feed than the Multi-Purposed compost. Including both organic and controlled release feeds which last for up to 6 months for season long flowering.

Contains water retaining agent to help protect plants from under watering.

Establishes a strong and healthy root system.

We recommend using within one month of purchase.

Olivers Professional Tomato & Vegetable Planter 100% Peat-Free

Peat-free compost suitable for tomato plants and vegetables.

Plant direct in the bag or use in containers, beds and borders.

Contains organic feed which last up to 4 months.

Olivers Eco Compost

Peat-Free Compost from recycled plant material.

Supplies the soil with valuable organic matter that helps release nutrients to plants.

Ideal for planting trees, mulching and incorporating into soil to improve structure and fertility. Helps to retain moisture.

Available in loose tipped loads as well as 35ltr bags.

This product is not suitable for use in hanging baskets and containers as it is too rich and will burn the plant roots.

Manure

Using manure in the garden has numerous benefits.

Manure is packed with nutrients e.g. nitrogen and phosphates, that plants require. Using manure as fertiliser keeps plants healthy and green. It also adds structure to the soil and helps retain moisture.

Sandy soils – helps water retention.

Clay soils – helps to break them up.

Poor soils – helps by adding nutrients.

It is important to use well rotted manure which is at least two years old as before this time, it will not have been broken down enough to prevent weed seeds. Also, it would be too high in nitrogen and phosphates which could burn the roots of plants.

Available in loose tipped loads as well as bags.

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