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clownhallclownhall Posts: 15
HI I've realised that I've used John Inn No 2 instead of JI N3 for planting in my honeysuckle in large container. I thought J. I. No2 was the correct compost but apparently not. Is there anyway to put this right
I have used 50% multi purpose compost, 50% John Innins No 2 plus 1/3rd farmyard manure from garden centre. I have also put in generous amounts of Alpine Grit. Do I need to change my mix, I followed someone's advice for this mixture.

Another question please, all my plants, which are in containers or pots. seem to be doing very well. What I have noticed is there is lots of leaf but a smaller amount of flowers. Should there be a ratio of leaf to flowers. I hope this makes sense. I also use Miracle Grow round pellets in each pot

Thank you in advance

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,130
    There isn't a lot of difference between 2 and 3 just extra quantities of additives.
    Don't think you need to worry.

    JOHN INNES POTTING COMPOST No.2

    for general potting of most house plants and vegetable plants into medium size pots or boxes. Contains double the amount of nutrient in JI No 1 to suit established plants.

    7 Loam
    3 Peat
    2 Sand

    each cubic metre of mix, add

    0.6kg ground limestone
    2.4kg hoof and horn meal
    2.4kg superphosphate
    1.2kg potassium sulphate

    JOHN INNES POTTING COMPOST No.3

    a richer mixture for final re-potting of gross feeding vegetable plants and for mature foliage plants and shrubs in interior planters or outdoor containers.

    7 Loam
    3 Peat
    2 Sand

    each cubic metre of mix, add

    0.6kg ground limestone
    3.6kg hoof and horn meal
    3.6kg superphosphate
    1.8kg potassium sulphate


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