Winter Green Manure Seeds - Ground left bare over the winter will just produce weeds. Why not sow a Green Manure which will not only stop the weeds gowing, but it will also hold goodness in the soil over the winter AND when you dig it in next spring it will fertilise the soil. These Green Manure Seeds should be sown in the autumn (before the end of October). Available again in Autumn 2015.
Winter Green Manure Seeds - Green manure are plants that are grown to benefit the soil. Supplied as seed, they are sown onto bare soil in the autumn & then dug into the ground the following spring.
Doing this replaces soil nutrients, improves soil structure, increases humus content and suppresses weeds. Our Winter Green Manure Seed Mix contains 50% Common Vetch and 50% Winter Rye.
This mixture is fast growing producing a mass of weed smothering foliage. Vetch is a nitrogen producing legume and helps build soil fertility, while the Rye plants quickly develop a large fibrous root system which prevents the leaching of valuable nutrients during heavy winter rainfall. A green manure crop should be sown if an area of ground is going to be left free for six weeks or more. Evenly sow up to 50g of seed per sqm before raking and firming them in. Next spring, strim the crop just as the vetch plants flower and then turn the entire crop into the top six inches of soil. N.B. As with any seed the germination rate drops after 6 months, so please use the seeds within 6 months.
|Green Manure Seeds - 1kg covers up to 20sqm - available again in autumn 2015|
|Green Manure Seeds - 2kg covers up to 40sqm - available again in autumn 2015|
Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi - Mycorrhizal fungi are naturally occuring beneficial soil fungi, which colonize the roots of plant and are essential for healthy plants. By adding these Mycorrhizal Fungi when seed sowing, laying a lawn or planting, a huge secondary root system of fungi will develop along side the plants own roots, which will supply nutrients and water to the plant for its entire lifetime. The Royal Horticultural Society recognise the importance of reducing our use of chemical fertilisers and acknowledge the benefits of using Mycorrhizal Fungi in the garden. Mycorrhizal Fungi fungi are supplied as granules which are either sprinkled in the planting hole before planting trees, roses or shrubs or added to potting compost when sowing seeds. N.B. For the 1st time Mycorrhizal Fungi can also be used to treat lawns.
N.B. Use Boost Treatments to add beneficial fungi to established plants, unlike Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi which has to be added when planting - CLICK HERE to find out more!
Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi - Adding fungi at the time of sowing / planting will benefit the plants, because the fungi's roots (pictured left - the fine white root system of the fungi around the plants own roots) are very efficient at extracting phosphates, water and minerals from the soil, which it transfers to the plants. Vaminoc contains the spores of the mycorhizal species Glomus intraradices. Mycorrhizal Fungi act like a permanent fertiliser, which results in more roots, so the plants grow faster (see pictures), vegetable yields increase and better plants have better drought and disease tolerance. You should also use Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting roses as it helps them to establish and to produce a good show of flowers. Mycorrhizal fungi will enable plants to establish and thrive even in difficult soils. In poor sandy soils the mycorrhizal fungi will be able to find scarce nutrients and hold onto water. In clay soils these fungi unlock nutrients -acting like a clay breaker.
Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi - It is very important that the granules come into direct contact with the plant roots :-
- Planting trees, roses and shrubs - Sprinkle a teaspoon in the planting hole before planting trees, roses or shrubs. Place the plant in the hole directly on top of the granules. Backfill as normal with compost or soil.
- Sowing seeds - Add 25g per sqm to the compost before sowing seeds. This will lead to much stronger root production and stronger plants.
- Applying to an established lawn - Spike the lawn and apply 20g per sqm before brushing into the holes. Results in denser grass and helps lawns recover from stress.
- Laying a new lawn - Apply 20g per sqm to the soil BEFORE laying turf or seeding. This will lead to rapid establishment and better anchorage of the lawn.
How to use Vaminoc when sowing grass seed - We used Vaminoc when we wanted to re-seed a bank with grass - this is how we prepared the area and applied the Vaminoc. Knock down the soil to produce a level seed bed. If possible do this 10-14 days before you sow the grass seed to allow any weeds to germinate. Now hoe the weeds and then firm the soil using your feet. Rake the soil level and apply Vaminoc at the rate of 20g per square metre, raking it in lightly. Now sow the grass seed taking care to apply evenly over the surface of the soil. Again rake in lightly and then water.
|Vaminoc Mycorrhizal Fungi - 500g||£14.99|
|Vaminic Mycorrhizal Fungi - 1kg saving £5.00||£24.98|
Organic Lawn Fertilsers - Organic lawn food is great value for money as you only need 3 applications a year unlike cheaper feeds which have to applied every 4-6 weeks and can therefore work out more expensive in the long run. Apply our Spring / Summer Fertiliser 2 times in the spring and summer and then apply a final application of the Autumn Fertiliser in Oct / November.
Organic Lawn Fertilsers - Every time you cut the grass and you remove the clippings, you remove the nutrients. In winter, the rain washes away nutrients from the soil. Your lawn gets hungry! With just 3 applications a year of our long lasting organic fertilisers you can keep your lawn looking good.
Spring / summer fertiliser - Apply this superb ORGANIC feed to give your lawn the very best - naturally. Contains nitrogen, phosphate and potash (15:4:10) plus trace elements together with beneficial bacteria - essential for helping the grass to take up nutrients. This fertiliser will give a quick boost to growth AND will keep on working for 3 months - apply twice in the spring and summer at a rate of 25grms per sqm.
Slow release AUTUMN lawn feed - This slow release fertiliser is ideal for feeding the lawn in the autumn. The high potash content (15:5:22) promotes good root growth and improves disease resistance. One application lasts 6 months so only 1 application is needed in Oct / November at a rate of 35g per sqm.
"I have just ordered some Autumn lawn feed. The first 2 lots are working well and we have a very noticeable improvement in the look of the lawn - so we want to treat some of the other lawn areas." many thanks Carolyn Oakley
N.B. Why not stock up on Lawn Food and save money? Lawn Food will keep from one year to the next, so why not take advantage of the huge savings on the larger pack and stock up or share with a neighbour?
|Autumn Fertiliser - 1Kg treats 30 sqm||£9.99|
|Autumn Fertiliser - 5Kg treats 150 sqm saving £10.00||£39.95|
|Autumn Fertiliser - 10Kg treats 300 sqm saving a further £10.00||£69.90|
|Autumn Fertiliser - 20Kg treats 600 sqm saving a further £40.00||£99.80|
|Spring Fertiliser - 1Kg treats 40 sqm||£9.99|
|Spring Fertiliser - 5Kg treats 200 sqm SAVE £10.00||£39.95|
|Spring Fertiliser - 10Kg treats 400 sqm SAVE £10.00||£69.90|
|Spring Fertiliser - 20Kg treats 400 sqm SAVE £40.00||£99.80|
Organic Liquid Feeds - Plants take up nutrients dissolved in water through their roots. The best way to provide these nutrients is as a liquid feed, as they are already dissolved in water. The plant can take up the feed quickly with little waste. These quick acting ORGANIC liquid feeds have been tailored to meet the plants EXACT requirements. For the first time we have liquid feed from wormeries in a bottle and specialst liquid feeds for some of the most popular plants in the garden! Eco Liquid Worm Feeds are fast acting liquid feeds made from worm compost and contains all the nutrients plants require plus beneficial micro organisms feeding your plants and the soil.
Eco Worm for Lawns - Use this organic liquid lawn feed to give your lawn a quick boost in the summer and help it recover after heavy use or pest and disease attack. Mix with water and apply in the evening, so the leaves and roots can absorb the nutrients over night. Treat once or twice a month. 500ml makes 200 litres of feed, which will treat up to 715 sqm of lawn. 500ml will treat 100 sqm of lawn for 6 months - treat 100 sqm with 70ml initially and then use 30ml 2 or 3 times a month after cutting.
Eco Worm for Vegetables - Use this organic liquid feed to stimulate high quality plant and fruit growth for ALL vegetables BOTH outdoors and in the greenhouse. This 100% natural feed will help plants establish quickerafter planting out, encourage healthy vegetables and can suppress pests and diseases. Use every 10 days throughout the growing season as a root / foliar feed. 500ml makes 100 litres of feed - apply 2 or 3 times a week throughout the growing season.
Eco Worm for Flowers - Use this organic liquid feed to stimulate high quality plant growth in the garden. This 100% natural feed will help plants establish quicker after planting out, encourage bumper blooms and can suppress pests and deieases. Use every 10 days throughout the growing season as a root / foliar feed. 500ml makes 100 litres of feed - apply 2 or 3 times a week throughout the growing season.
Special Offer - Eco Worm Collection - Buy ALL three of the Eco Worm Liquid Feeds and SAVE £3.00
Specialist Organic Liquid Feeds - Some of the most popular plants in the garden have specific needs, so if you grow large numbers of roses, tomatoes or strawberries we have this new range of specific organic feeds that have been designed to give these plants exactly what they need.
Organic Liquid Rose Feed - This organic rose food contains everything your roses need to keep them looking at their best naturally - a must for every rose grower. This organic feed contains nitrogen, phosphate and potash (3.1.5) in exactly the right quantities to keep your roses healthy and blooming. It also has trace elements that all plants need in small quantities - making this the complete rose feed. Being a liquid, the feed is instantly available to your roses and a 1 litre bottle will make up to 200 litres of feed so it’s great value for money. It can be used to feed roses indoors, in patio pots and of course roses growing in the garden. Apply every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.
Special Offer - Buy 1 Litre of Organic Rose Food and 250g of Sulphur Rose (CLICK HERE to find out more) for £24.99 saving £2.50
Organic Tomato Feed - This organic feed is fast-acting and contains all the essential nutrients your tomatoies need PLUS it contains seaweed extract and magnesium for season long heavy-cropping. It is also suitable for feeding courgettes, aubergines and flowering plants. NPK 5:2:5 and the dilution is 50ml into 4.5 litres i.e. 1 litre makes 90 litres of feed. Apply every 2 weeks during the growing season.
Organic Strawberry Feed - This concentrated organic feed is high in the potash needed to produce lots of full flavoured strawberries. Ideal for strawberries growing outdoors, in pots, in growbags and in the greenhouse. NPK 4:2:6 and 1 litre makes 200 litres of feed. Apply every 2 weeks during the growing season.
|Eco Worm for lawns - 500ml||£9.99|
|Eco Worm for vegetables - 500ml||£9.99|
|Eco Worm for Flowers - 500ml||£9.99|
|Eco Worm Collection - 1 of each SAVING £3.00||£26.97|
|Organic Rose Food - 1 litre||£11.99|
|Special Offer - Buy 1 Litre of Organic Rose Food and 250g of Sulphur Rose saving £2.50||£24.99|
|Organic Tomato Food - 1 Litre||£11.99|
|Organic Strawberry Food - 1 Litre||£9.99|
Organic Plant Food Maker - Make your own highly nutritious organic plant food with this innovative and durable stainless steel plant food maker. Liquid plant food is one of the best ways to feed plants as they can absorb it quickly, but it can be expensive to buy - now you can make your own FREE liquid feed out of comfrey or nettles using this Organic Plant Food maker.
Organic Plant Food Maker - This high quality, plant food maker is made from stainless steel, so it will not rust giving years of use. It has a central infusion chamber, which you simply pack with chopped up nettles or comfrey. Then fill the outer chamber with water and leave to "brew" for 2-6 weeks (2 weeks for nettles and 6 weeks for comfrey). After this time, you will have your own ORGANIC liquid feed.
Organic Plant Food Maker - The comfrey plant food can be used neat, but the nettle food should be diluted 1:5 with water before using. Apply these feeds weekly or fortnightly throughout the growing season. Comfrey food is rich in potassium making it ideal for feeding tomatoes, potatoes, beans and flowers, while nettle food is rich in nitrogen making it ideal for leeks, brassicas, cucumbers and courgettes, fruit trees and bushes, roses, annuals and perennial flowering plants. 4 spring loaded clips keep the lid securely in place. The spent nettle and comfrey leaves can be added to the compost heap. The resulting liquid feed can be stored in a bottle with a loose fitting lid, while the next lot is brewing. Full instructions on how make both feeds are included. Dimensions - 29cm diameter at widest point x 28cm high.
1. Add chopped up nettles / comfrey to the central infusion chamber. 2. Add water up to the fill level. 3. Leave to "brew" for 2-6 weeks. 4. Drain your liquid feed and if necessary dilute before feeding your plants.
Comfrey Seeds - Nettles are easy to find, so plant your own comfrey for your own never ending supply of liquid feed. These Comfrey Seeds come with their own sachet of organic fertiliser, a plant marker and there are enough seeds to sow 3 sqms. Comfrey thrives in sunny and relatively moist sites. Comfrey is also loved by pollinating insects. Sow in March - May or in August - Sept.
|Organic Plant Food Maker||£29.95|
|Comfrey Seeds - approx 53 seeds to cover 3 sqm||£5.99|
|Special Offer - Plant Food maker and Seeds SAVING £2.45||£33.00|
Boost Organic Treatments – These unique water soluble treatments combine beneficial fungi, organic fertiliser, bio stimulants and nutrients to give your plants a boost during the growing season and unlike other fungi treatments (which are applied as a granule when planting), these ones are simply watered on like a liquid feed, so they can be applied to established plants.
These Boost Treatments
help plants improve their root structure resulting in increased top growth and stronger plants that are more tolerant to dry conditions. These Boost Organic Treatments can be added when planting OR apply to mature plants to give them a boost.
Fruits Boost Organic Treatment – Apply to mature and new fruit trees and bushes. Designed specifically for fruit trees, bushes and plants, if you grow your own fruit and you want healthy trees / plants and bumper fruit crops, apply Fruits Boost. Fruit Boost contains a mix of endomycorrhiza fungi for increased root development (which leads to increased nutrient and water uptake) PLUS seaweed extract and bio-stimulants that help the roots to take up water and nutrients and suppresses soil borne diseases. Fruits Boost should be used on top fruit such as apples, plums and pears, cane fruit such as raspberries, black and redcurrants, soft fruit such as strawberries and ornamental trees.
Bloom Boost Organic Treatment - is designed specifically for flowering plants like bedding and pot plants promoting healthy growth and vigorous plants. Bloom Boost contains nine different species of soluble Mycorrhizal fungi combined with soluble organic fertiliser, bio stimulants and microbes. Supplied in 20g sachets, each sachet will treat 20 litres of compost or up to 20 x 1 litre pots. Water in at planting and repeat every two months during the flowering season to give flowering plants a boost. Empty half the sachet contents into 4 litres of water, mix well and apply with a watering can to borders, pots and trays ensuring the solution reaches the rooting zone. Treating flowering plants with Bloom Boost will ensure increased water and nutrient uptake, increased root and top growth leading to luxurious blooms, a reduced need for fertiliser and stronger, more resistant plants.
Pot and Container Boost Organic Treatment - is designed specifically for plants, trees and shrubs grown in pots and cobntainers. Pot and Container Boost combines beneficial fungi including Ecto and Endo mycorrhizal fungi with soluble organic fertiliser. Up to 18 different types of Mycorrhiza fungi are used in the ingredients this ensures that Pot & Container Boost will work on a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs. Supplied in 20g sachets, each sachet will treat 20 litres of compost or up to 20 x 1 litre pots. Water in at planting and repeat every two months during the growing season to give your plants a boost. Treating container plants with Pot and Container Boost will ensure increased water and nutrient uptake, increased root and top growth leading to imoproved plant health, a reduced need for fertiliser and stronger, more resistant plants.
|Fruits Boost Organic Treatment - 1 sachet for up to 16 trees normally £7.50 SAVE £1.51||£7.50|
|Bloom Boost Organic Treatment - 1 x 20g sachet||£4.50|
|Bloom Boost Organic Treatment - 3 x 20g sachets SAVING £3.00||£10.50|
|Pot and Container Boost Organic Treatment - 1 x 20g sachet||£4.50|
|Pot and Container Boost Organic Treatment - 3 x 20g sachets SAVING £3.00||£10.50|
Sulphur Soil - Some of the most attractive and desirable garden plants such as roses, rhododendrons, azaleas and summer flowering heathers require acid conditions to grow and flower successfully. Use Sulphur Soil slow release chips can maintain acidic conditions for up to 2 years.
Sulphur Soil - Applications of peat and bark can help acidify the soil, but Sulphur Soil chips are cheaper, more effective alternative as well as being more environmentally friendly. These slow release chips can maintain acidic conditions for up to 2 years depending on soil and climatic conditions. An Application of 50g per sqm (2oz per sq yds) will reduce the pH by 1 i.e. this application will reduce the pH of a soil with a starting pH of 6 to 5 for 2 years.
|Sulphur Soil - 250g||£14.50|
|Sulphur Soil - 3 x 250g SAVING £3.50||£40.00|