Choosing the right compost for your plants at Trevena Cross

Choosing the right compost from such a big range can be a minefield. We’d therefore like to share some of our top recommendations with you based on our own personal growing experiences, both in the nursery and a variety of gardens.

Click here to see the list of composts we stock, or read on for more information. Please note, this list does not guarantee availability – stock levels are constantly changing, and during the busy season, stock often depletes more quickly than we (and our suppliers) can replenish it. If you are planning on making a special journey for something specific, please check with us first.  

Peat-Free Compost

Trevena Cross Owner Graham believes wholeheartedly in the quality of a decent peat-free compost. A lot of trial and error has led us to various peat-free options, that are comparable with a peat-based version in terms of the performance they offer as a growing medium.

The peat-free Melcourt Sylvagrow range of composts have been available here for a number of years now and offer a premium peat-free option. This professional grade compost was originally trialled by Graham and his nursery team for their own planting of cuttings and for potting up, in the nursery. The growing results for our own Trevena Cross plant stocks were so impressive that Graham decided it should be made available to Trevena Cross customers to take home.

With the demand for peat-free composts increasing, we decided we should be offering our own formulated Trevena Cross compost – something that we use, trust and are happy to put our name on. We had our own multipurpose compost a number of years ago, and felt now was the right time to bring our own peat-free multipurpose to our customers. We use it on our nursery for all our potting, and have seen great results from its use.

We have a greater choice of peat-free options this year, than we have ever had previously. We also stock Harmony Gardens, Bulrush and CoCo & Bloom peat free options.

Trevena Cross Multipurpose (50ltr bag) £7.99
A versatile, professional multi-purpose peat-free compost with added John Innes – as used on our nursery all year round!

Trevena Cross Compost

Melcourt Sylvagrow Multipurpose (50ltr bag) £9.50
This sustainable, peat-free compost is the only brand to receive the ‘Which? Best Buy’ accolade in at least five consecutive reports from Which? Gardening, making it the one to beat! It is an ideal peat-free option for a wide range of garden applications, including potting on and planting out non-permanent plantings.

sylvagrow multipurpose compost

Melcourt Sylvagrow with added John Innes (50ltr bag) £9.50
An ideal peat-free option for more permanent planting of shrubs and perennials.

Sylvagrow with added John Innes

Melcourt Sylvagrow Organic (50ltr bag) £9.50
Based on a formula used by professional organic growers throughout the UK. Contains organic fertilisers and seaweed meal for excellent growth and disease resistance. Very versatile, great for seeds, potting on, planting out, in containers or in a growbag.

sylvagrow organic compost

Peat Based Compost

We still offer a small range of peat based and reduced peat composts and growing media, including a popular option from Evergreen.  evergreen multipurpose compost

Trevena Cross is the stockist of a wide range of composts, top soils, sands and barks. We aim to offer affordability for all of our customers and cater to all gardener needs and budgets.

Click here to see the list of composts we stock.

If you find choosing the right compost daunting, come into the store for free advice from our friendly team of plant experts and gardeners.