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CONTAINER COMPOST - DEFRA WITH RHS BRITAIN IN BLOOM PEAT FREE TRIAL 2014 to 2016

During Terry's Earlham Park career, compost for all baskets and containers was hand made using sterilised soil, Irish moss peat, sand and fertilisers, broadleaf P4 was also added to help water retention, the compost was made to the traditional John Inne's formulation, the compost made all baskets and containers very heavy.

After the closure of Earlham Park all baskets were made up using peat based commercial composts 

 

During January 2014 and 2015 Terry applied for through The Friends of Norwich in Bloom and received grants totalling 14,300 for sustainable growing media through DEFRA with RHS Britain Bloom to grow perennials, shrubs and some annuals for civic and community plantings and containers in the city of Norwich over a 3 year period in partnership with City College Norwich, Hockering Nursery, Norwich City Council and Norwich Norse.

                   

Aims and Objectives of the Trial

1. To grow and use perennial plants instead of bedding plants to provide alternative, attractive, interesting, biodiverse and sustainable displays and use shrub plants with some annual bedding plants in autumn Barrier Basket and Containers.                                                                               

2. To use sustainable growing media in substitution for previous compost.                                               

3. To assess the merit of peat free composts for growing bedding plants, perennials with a combination of shrub plants in containers and planters.                                                 

4. To assess plant performance in plantings and containers that were grown in sustainable growing media.

Castle Mall Railing Baskets March 2015 

 

Norwich in Bloom Website

 

 

 

 

 

Ber Street Barrier and Balcony Baskets May 2015

 

Carrow Road Barrier Baskets July 2015

 

Carrow Road Barrier Baskets July 2016

 

 

 

Castle Bridge Troughs August 2016

 

Castle Mall Railing Baskets May 2016 

 

Cattle Market Street Barrier Baskets July 2015 

 

Cattle Market Street Barrier Baskets June 2016

 

 

Chapelfield Road Barrier Baskets May 2016

 

Chapelfield Road Barrier Baskets July 2016

Prince of Wales Road Planter March 2015 

 

Conclusions and Lessons Learned

1. We trialled different brands of peat free compost along with other types of compost, most were satisfactory although we preferred some brands.

2. We changed the way and frequency of watering; we concluded that perhaps using brands of peat free compost with added wetting agents was beneficial.

3. We soon learned nutrition depleted quickly growing perennial and shrub plug plants and we needed to supplementary feed. We negotiated custom made orders of compost with our supplier, Durston to add 6 to 9 months slow release fertilisers for shrubs/perennials.

4. We learned best to dry store compost, exposed bags became waterlogged and very smelly.

5. Polyanthus Crescendo previously used in Autumn/Spring displays were kept as we planted perennials, even 3 years old Polyanthus can still perform well, we continue to grow Polyanthus to add to existing sustainable plantings, using Tulips and Spring Bulbs sustainable plantings can provide low cost high impact floral displays.

6. We achieved good success using sustainable growing media, our Sustainable Perennial and Barrier Baskets Displays looked just as attractive. 

 

Riverside Road Barrier Baskets July 2016

 

Assembly House Hanging Baskets July 2016

 

Assembly House Railing Troughs June 2016

DEFRA STATEMENT

The Defra/RHS SHiP Scheme was developed to support a Government commitment set out in the Natural Environment White Paper published in 2011, to voluntarily reduce the horticultural use of peat to zero by 2015 for the public sector, by 2020 for home gardeners and by 2030 for professionals. The objectives of the scheme are to raise awareness within the wider public sector including local authorities, the community and the procurement chain on the use of sustainable growing media, to establish an evidence base on the performance of sustainable growing media and to initiate some market demand for sustainably grown plant products with growers. It will also facilitate relationships between key players in the procurement chain and demonstrate government leading by example.

 

 

SUMMER ANNUAL PLANTS 2016

BACOPA SNOWFLAKE

BACOPA FALLS BIG BLUE

BEGONIA ILLUMINATION WHITE

BEGONIA MARSALA SCARLET

BEGONIA MARSALA ROSE

BIDENS HAWAIIAN FLARE ORANGE DROP

CENTRADINA CASCADE

DIASCIA PICCADILLY DENIM BLUE

DIASCIA PICCADILLY ORANGE

FELICIA VARIEGATED

GERANIUM GREAT BALLS OF FIRE BURGUNDY BLAZE

GERANIUM GERAINBOW AMETHYST

GERANIUM PELGARDINI WILHELM LANGGUTH

GERANIUM PELGARDINI MADAM SALLERON

GERANIUM SUNRISE XL MADARIN

LAURENTIA LAURITA BLUE

OSTEOSPERMUM ERATO BASKET WHITE

OSTEOSPERMUM FLOWER POWER YELLOW EVOL

PETCHOA SUPERCAL CHERRY IMP

PETUNIA POTUNIA PEGASUS ORANGE

PETUNIA POTUNIA PLUS PURPLE HALO

SCAEVOLA BRILLIANT

VERBENA SAMIRA BLUE WITH EYE

VERBENA SAMIRA PEACH

VERBENA SAMIRA PINK WING

 

AUTUMN/SPRING ANNUAL PLANTS 2016

HEDERA GLACIER

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO BELLA ROSA

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO ORANGE

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO BRIGHT RED

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO PURE WHITE

PANSY DYNAMITE BLUEBERRY THRILL

PANSY DYNAMITE ORANGE

 

SUMMER ANNUAL PLANTS 2015

BACOPA SNOWFLAKE

BEGONIA SANTA CRUZ SUNSET

BEGONIA BIG RED BRONZE

BEGONIA BIG PINK BRONZE

BEGONIA NON STOP MOCCA DEEP ORANGE

BIDENS GOLDEN STAR

DIASCIA LITTLE TANGO

GERANIUM PAC TOMMY

GERANIUM PAC PINK SYBIL

GERANIUM PAC RUBY

GERANIUM PELGARDINI WILHELM LANGGUTH

GERANIUM MOONLIGHT FREDO

IMPATIENS PARADISE TIMOR

MIMULUS MYSTIC ORANGE

PETUNIA SWEET SUNSHINE MAGENTA

PETUNIA SWEET SUNSHINE RED

PETUNIA SWEET SUNSHINE WILLIAMS

PETUNIA POTUNIA PLUS PAPAYA

PETUNIA BACK TO BLACK

PETUNIA INDIAN SUMMER

SCAEVOLA BRILLIANT

VERBENA TEMARI BLUE

 

AUTUMN/SPRING ANNUAL PLANTS 2015

HEDERA ESTER

HEDERA GOLDEN CHILD

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO BELLA ROSA

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO ORANGE

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO BRIGHT RED

POLYANTHUS CRESCENDO PURE WHITE

PANSY DYNAMITE BLUEBERRY THRILL

PANSY DYNAMITE ORANGE

PANSY DYNAMITE STRAWBERRY

 

PERENNIALS and GRASSES 2016

ASTELIA BANKSIA

ERIGERON KARVINSKIANUS STALLONE

ERIGERON KARVINSKIANUS SEA OF BLOSSOM

ERIGERON SEA BREEZE

ERYSIUM SPICE ISLAND

GAURA LINDHEIMERI WHIRLING BUTTERFLIES

GERANIUM ROZANNE

HEUCHERA TANGERINE WAVE

HEUCHERA MORELLO

HEUCHERELLA ALABAMA SUNRISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERENNIALS and GRASSES 2015

ERYSIMUM APRICOT TWIST

ERYSIMUM RYSI STAR

LYSIMACHIA NUMMULERIA GOLD

 

CAREX OSHIMENSIS ICE DANCER

CAREX BRONZE PERFECTION

CAREX HACHIJOENSIS MAXIGOLD

CAREX OSHIMENSIS EVERGOLD

CAREX OSHIMENSIS EVERILLO

MISCANTHUS GOLD BAR

UNCINIA RUBRA EVERFLAME

 

 

SHRUBS 2016

EUONYMUS JAPONICUS MICROPHLLA

HEBE PURPLE SHAMROCK

LIBERTIA GOLDFINGER

PHORMIUM GOLDEN RAY

PHOTINIA FRASERI LOUISE

SORBARIA SORBIFOLIA SEM

VIBURNUM TINUS LISAROSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHRUBS 2015

ABELIA GRANDIFOLORA RADIANCE

ABELIA SUNSHINE DAYDREAM

ACUBA PEPPERSHOT

COPROSMA INFERNO

CORDYLINE SALSA

CORDYLINE CAN CAN

CORDYLINE RED STAR

CORDYLINE JIVE

EUONYMUS EMERALD AND GOLD

HYPERICUM MAGICAL RED FLAME

LEUCOTHE SCARLETTA

PHORMIUM BLACK VELVET

PHORMIUM FLAMINGO

PHOTINIA LITTLE RED ROBIN

THUJA GOLDEN ANNE

THUJA MIRJAM

 

 

 

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