top of page
Recent Posts
Featured Posts

The ultimate guide to garden compost, additives and mulch

No garden soil is absolutely perfect for every type of flower and vegetable. This is why different garden compsots have been formulated for specific types of plants and different stages of growth. Below, we will explain the benefits of every type of compost and outline the main attributes of popular bags of compost available in the market.


As the name suggests, this compost is suitable for most established plants. It’s best suited for hanging baskets, raised and planters.

Bord na Móna Growise – Multi-purpose compost

  • Suitability: seeds, cuttings, pots and bags and hanging baskets

  • A peat-reduced compost mixed with essential nutrients to ensure healthy grow at every stage.

  • Has an added agent that ensures even watering

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor plants.

Durstons Multi-purpose compost

  • Blended to increase water absorption, aeration and drainage

  • Ideal for all garden uses.

Bord na Móna Growise – Multi-purpose compost with John Innes

  • Added John Innes provides higher levels of water rentention and nutrient buffering

  • Ideal for pots, hanging baskets, beds and borders

Bord na Móna Growise – Multi-purpose grow bag

  • Ideal for greenhouses, balconies or patios

  • Perfect for new gardeners

  • Contain essential nutrients to encourage rapid grow

  • Gives protection from soil borne deceases

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor plants.

Levington – Multi-purpose compost

  • Superior texture

  • Help plants develop strong roots

  • Absorbs 25% more water

Potting compost

Potting compost is best suited for seedlings and young plants. Normal composts are too rich and can be too coarse for seeds and young plants. These specialists compost have added nutrients specifically formulated to develop strong roots and have a finer texture.

John Innes – Seed

  • The ideal substrate for seeds and cuttings and general propagation

  • Carefully balanced for the nutritional needs of seeds

John Innes – No 1

  • The ideal compost for growing plants

  • Best suited for transplanting seedlings and newly rooted cuttings

John Innes – No 2

  • Best for repotting house plants

  • Medium size pots

John Innes – No 3

  • Ideal for established plants kept in containers

  • Use as a final potting stage

  • Can be used as top dressing

Miracle-Gro – Potting mix

  • Encourages root growth for stronger, healthier plants

  • Contains a balanced plant feed that lasts up to 3 months.

Specialist compost

Developed with a specific formulation to cater for the plant's needs.

Bord na Móna Growise – Ericaceous Compost

  • Formulated with a wet agent for easy watering

  • Perfect for lime sensitive plants such as Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Heathers