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From multi-purpose to specialist composts; we’ve got it here. Taverham Nursery Centre is a versatile garden centre with everything for a beautiful garden. Add fertilizers, composts and potting soil to your garden plants, shrubs, trees and flower bulbs to keep them healthy and growing. Extend the flowering season with the right compost choice. Wonder when and how to compost? Scroll down and read our tips on how to compost. Do you have any questions? Please contact us, we are always happy to help!

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Why do I need compost?

Some garden soils are good for growing plants, fruits and vegs: however, garden soils can vary considerably. Unfortunately, very few gardeners are lucky enough to have perfect soil. Some garden soils have a lack of minerals or are too acidic. Adding compost or a soil improver helps to provide the right growing conditions for your garden plants, fruits and vegs. Composts and fertilizers will ensure bigger and healthier results. 

Choosing the right compost can be essential to get the right results. Garden plants, fruit and vegs need different types of compost. The ingredients of composts vary dramatically, therefore, we offer this Compost-guide. For the best results, you should use a 'fit for purpose' compost, which has been tailor-made for the job in hand. 


  1. Choose a specialist compost. This professional compost ensures you to create the right growing conditions. 

  2. Check your garden soil pH balance before you get started. Depending on the results, you need a different type of compost. 

  3. Mix compost with your current garden soil to improve the nutrients in the soil.

  4. Do you have new garden plants? Always pot them up in new potting soil. Every year, you should add new compost or potting soil to your garden plants. This will increase the health of the plant.

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Different types of compost

There are many types of compost available in our webshop and in our garden centre. How to be sure you pick the right one? Here is an overview of the different types of composts and which one to choose in with situation:

  • Peat based compost: this is made from a base of peat blended with other ingredients such as fertiliser, sand, perlite, and lime. 

  • Loam based compost: a mix of loam, sand, peat with an increasing amount of plant foods added. 

  • Peat free compost: this peat-free mix is made from wood fibre, composted bark, and green compost. 

  • Organic compost: these ones are enriched with naturally occurring nutrients, derived from plants and animals. Some feed for up to 3 months, others feed longer, others feed shorter.

  • All/multi-purpose compost: use this type of compost in different parts of your garden. Use multi composts in borders and beddings, pots, containers and hangings baskets. Our multi-purposed composts contain food for 6 weeks up to 6 months. 

Order compost online

At Taverham nursery, we have many different types of compost. We sell several brands that keep your plants thriving. Here are some brands we sell in our webshop:

  • Miracle-Gro compost
  • Levington 
  • Erin
  • Westland
  • Bloomin

We offer several bags of compost: varying from 20L, 30L, 60L up to bags from 70L.

​Buy compost

Order composts online in our webshop. Click on the product you like, add it to your cart, go to the checkout, fulfil your payment and we deliver your goods to your home. Do you have any questions about our online webshop? Are you looking for a specific product or do you want to speak to a staff member? Please contact us on 01603 860 522 or send an email to [email protected]