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Soil and fertilisers assortment B&Q Peckham

Soil and fertilisers

Need some soil or fertiliser? Go to B&Q Peckham in London. Soil and fertilisers are the building blocks for a healthy garden. Look after the soil and your plants look after themselves, so the saying goes: and with enriched soil, boosted with extra fertilisers from B&Q Peckham, your plants shrug off pests and diseases and grow through setbacks like heatwaves and cold snaps with relative ease.

Decide which soil or fertiliser from B&Q Peckham will help your garden shine?

Soil improvers are a great boost to your plants, opening up sticky clay soils and holding on to moisture in lighter sand or chalk. Well rotted farmyard manure is a traditional favourite, while composted bark is a coarse textured soil improver which is great for improving heavy soils. Both are available by the bag in your Greater London  garden centre: barrow generously onto your soil in autumn or spring and let the worms pull it down to nourish your soil.

Composts for every need at B&Q Peckham

Multipurpose compost is the go-to choice for container plants, providing all they need for at least six weeks. Mix it 50:50 with a soil-based John Innes no. 3 compost for permanent container plantings, such as shrubs or trees: not only is it heavier, so they won't blow over in a gale, but it also holds on to nutrients for longer.

Specialist composts are formulated for particular plants to give them the nutrients they need. Ericaceous compost is perfect for acid-loving plants like blueberries and rhododendrons in containers, while fine-grained, sterilised seed compost gets baby plants off to the best start. You'll also find specialist composts for citrus, orchids and bulbs.

Feed your plants happy with soil and fertiliser from B&Q Peckham in London

Fertilisers back up a good-quality soil with a targeted boost, just when they need it. There are two main types: slow-release fertiliser to add to planting holes and scatter over the soil's surface to release its nutrients slowly through the season, and fast-release liquid fertilisers for a more targeted boost.

Pelleted poultry manure and bonemeal are ideal slow-release fertilisers, easily applied straight onto the soil: a fistful per square metre does the trick. You'll also find granular slow-release fertilisers to mix with potting composts and keep pot plants well-fed all year.

For liquid feeding, use a general-purpose tonic like liquid seaweed for an all-round pick-me-up, then switch to targeted liquid fertilisers such as high-potassium tomato food – actually good for encouraging fruits and flowers in any plant - to add to the watering can once a week. 

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