Bulrush Professional Ericaceous Compost 60 litre

Bulrush Professional Ericaceous Compost 60 litre

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Bulrush Professional Ericaceous compost is a peat-reduced product similar to the compost we grow our plants in. It is generally not available elsewhere and is much better than most ericaceous composts sold in garden centres, which is milled to pieces and has no structure.  Bulrush contains a good fibrous peat enhanced with 40% Forest Gold, a composted woodfibre to produce a quality 'open' compost which provides the essential drainage and aeration needed for Rhododendrons to thrive.  With it's low pH, this ericaceous compost is perfect to help establish our full range of plants in your garden.

We recommend at least 20 litres of compost per 5 or 7.5 litre plant on most soils. Then double it for larger plants and double again on poorer soils!

This compost is compressed and heavy, weighing 18kg per bag. Carriage costs are based on weight and postcode. Just enter your postcode at the checkout to view delivery charges.

1-4 bags are usually sent individually.

5 or more bags are sent by non-returnable pallet. Please ensure you have a large enough access for a lorry with a tail-lift. The service is for kerbside delivery only. We will contact you to book a delivery day, but sorry we can not specify a time.

 

 

 



 

 

 



Customer Reviews

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"When other suppliers were struggling to provide quality ericaceous compost, Millais came through. Great product, great service."
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"Prefer to use this over anything else now , it's great value for a start , have not found it cheaper anywhere . Our Rhododendrons & Azaleas love it , we have over eighty varieties in our gardens & since using this the blooms have been fantastic. Highly recommend . "
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"Seems good. Collection very easy. Plants still alive!"
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"Super fast delivery. Great stuff. Will definitely be buying from here again soon. "
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"Excellent compost with very low pH, the right compost to add to your soil for growing blueberry plants"
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"Lovely compost for rhododendron, slightly expensive though. Arrived prompt, nice nursery to do business with. "
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"I have waited a few weeks so I could accurately review, and I can confidently say this compost is the fantastic. I ordered the compost as my Portuguese heather was due for re-potting. It is utterly thriving! I also used the fertiliser pellets. It is very healthy with lots of new growth. I also had a small common heather that had been forgotten and appeared too far gone to revive. I took a chance and re-potted it with this compost and it has not only recovered but is unrecognisable. Order process was so easy and delivery incredibly quick. Thank you so much - I will definitely buy from you again. "
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"Excellent service . Quick delivery. Plants thriving in the stuff."
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"Lovely compost - rhododendrons are growing well "
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"Good stuff,fibrous yet friable even when compacted,excellent moisture retention.My rhododendrons are liking it especially with the addition of rotted pine needle compost.Unlike other composts made from recycled materials this has been properly rotted down,not a whiff of half rotten matter.Recommended above other ericacious composts currently on the market."
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"Perfect soil! A1"
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"Good compost for my Azalea and rhododendrons"
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"Great eracacious soil quick delivery. I use this as a conditioner in soil for Acer Palmatum's. Perfect airy quality compost."
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"I bought some this a year or so ago and found it to be an excellent medium for the rhododendrons supplied."
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"Very happy with the product and the delivery was early, just what we needed at this time thank you very much."
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"A very good compost, Replanted my camellias in large pots and they are doing extremely well!"
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"Very happy with my purchase I was extremely impressed with the delivery time as my compost arrived the very next day. The quality of the compost is excellent as 3 weeks on my azealias and hydrangeas are thriving perfectly."
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"Excellent product. Tree fern I bought it for doing well. Fast delivery."
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"Quick and easy transaction, good communication, product received promptly, product of excellent quality, my plants are growing already, thank you ! Will definitely order again ????"
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"Easy to navigate site, quality product reasonably priced with excellent delivery service. I will use this site again"
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"Very pleased with this compost and my plants seem to love it!"
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"The ericaceous compost is just right. I have repotted a Daphne and a Skimmia and they are both thriving. Thank you."
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"I was very pleased to find someone to supply me with a bag of ericaceous compost for my new blueberry plants. The delivery time was quick."
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"Very good service, especially at this time. Normally would have gone to my local garden centre, but it is good to alternate suppliers."
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"All good thanks. The ordered soil arrived on time and was just what we needed. Thanks"
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"Good service I received it quick, just haven’t used it yet because I haven’t received the plant from another company "
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"We ordered the compost with two plants. Too early to see it in action on our plants, but it looks great and the price is very good. I should have ordered a second one :-)"
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"This is the Bee's Knees of ericaceous compost - we use it for mulching around our rhodies and beds of lillies as well as planting out. It keeps its form / consistancy very well."
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"The compost arrived as specified and on time. Many thanks for the efficient service provided."
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"Our favourite Ericaceous compost. Unlike others it does not shrink and keeps its fibrous structure much longer. Mixed with conifer leaves makes an excellent mulch which is lifeline for us as we live in an area of sandy soil."
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"Great Compost, perfect for rhododendrons. Will buy again when I get more plants. "
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"Good compost at a good price."
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Good to know

We aim to offer an interesting range of sundries to ensure that your chosen plants get off to the best possible start in your garden. Plant them properly with the right products, and they will reward you well for years to come!  Add some of these essentials when you place your order.

Composts -  Excellent quality and value. A far better professional quality compost than anything offered by the main garden compost suppliers. Our compost has proper aeration and drainage, and is not milled to dust like so many other composts

Fertilizer - We tried the lot, and now we have commissioned our own slow-release fertilizer which we use on the nursery with great results, as it has all the right ingredients for ericaceous plants! We also offer a range of ‘curative’ fertilizers to correct deficiencie

Natural tonics and controls - We have sourced some really good professional grade organic products that work, and that we use on our nursery with good results. These help to keep your plants in tip-top condition.

Tools - Everyone needs a new pair of gloves, secateurs and some good tools from time to time. We list some quality products at a good price.

 

For further advice, For further advice, see here

The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.

Shelter

Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch.

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.

Compost

  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.

Feeding

Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.

Mulch

Recommended every few years.

Water

The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.

Drainage

Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow flowering varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning

Rhododendrons and Camellias: Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering.

Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Magnolias and Acers: Formative pruning when young to shape into a tree or bush.

Deadheading

Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.

For further advice see here

Size Guide

Size guide

Delivery & Returns

Our website calculates the delivery charge according to weight and delivery location throughout Europe. To see these charges, please enter your postcode and country at the checkout, and you will see the charge vary as you add more items to your wheelbarrow.

***Please note we do not deliver outside of EU***

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