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Xyz123Xyz123 Posts: 53
Hi, can anyone please share any recommendations for compost for pots?last year I got lidl compost and it was OK as flowers did well but it dried out a lot despite regular watering. I know we had a very hot summer last year but thought would ask here for any recommendations.
It will be mostly flowers and few chilli/tomatoes. 



  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose Posts: 574
    Use compost from a tomato gro-bag for both tomatoes and chillies. 
    If you're growing summer bedding plants try Miracle-Gro Multi Purpose compost which has added water retaining granules. 
    Permanent plants, such as shrubs or herbaceous perennials will perform best in a loam based John Innes no.3
    Some shrubs need Ericaceous compost (i.e. acidic) e.g. Camellia. Rhododendron. Azalea. Pieris to name a few.

    Hope this helps you.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,580
    In this year’s Which review of composts for containers, the highest score went to Wyevale Multi Purpose with John Innes.
    Rutland, England
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