Hi what is the best plant food to feed the plants in my borders any recommendations ..thanks image


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It depends a bit on the type of plants that you have, but if it's a mixture of shrubs and perennials something like Phostrogen powder will encourage flowers whilst Growmore granules will give a general feed, although there are plenty of other all-purpose foods on the market. If you have it, home-made compost will also feed your plants as well as conditioning your soil.

    One or two plants need special feeding - there are separate plant foods for roses and clematis, both of which are greedy feeders.

  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I mostly use phostrogen or Miracle Gro for everything, except for ericacous plants such as pieris, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, and blueberries.    Oh, and rose fertilizer for roses, of course.   The whole veggie/fruit patch gets mulched with home-made compost each year, and the flower beds are mulched with the Soil Conditioner I buy from my local council.

  • weejennyweejenny Posts: 386

    Im trying blood, fish and bone this year. I dont know if its the rain but everything has certainly grown and looking good

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