All orders placed from Friday the 13th of May after 10 AM will be despatched within 5 working days as from the 26th of May.
This is due to the relocation of our nursery from Culmstock to Sidmouth.
Thank you for your patience.
Carnivorous plants naturally come from nutrient free soils that are generally acidic- It is the reason they have become carnivorous in the first place.
It is important to use a compost mix that has been formulated for carnivorous plants and has no lime or fertiliser added*.
The compost we sell is the same as used on the nursery and consists of the following materials:
Peat – we use Klansmann fine grade Irish moss peat pH 3.5-4.0, 1-10mm particle size and salt level >0.2g/litre. It is important to use moss peat and not sedge or ‘dark’ peat as this does not have a similar pH and properties. Also see our Environmental page.
Sand – Cornish washed granite sand (coarse grade) is an excellent lime free sand to add weight and structure to the compost.
Perlite – Horticultural medium grade perlite (1.0-5.0mm) helps the compost hold its structure and increases aeration.
Orchid Bark -we add fine grade orchid bark to Monkey Cup (Nepenthes) compost to provide a light, open compost.
Supersphag – we are using more and more of this on the nursery. The results either using it as a stand alone compost or as an ingredient in a mix have been excellent.
Over the years we have formulated the best mix for the plants we grow and know you will get good results with our compost.
* our new Compost Plus range does contain small amounts of fertiliser.