Perlite – Future Forests
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Perlite may also be found in potting soils, but vermiculite is far superior for water retention. Vermiculite, although less aerating than perlite, is the amendment of choice for water-loving plants.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Read more at Gardening Know How: What Is Vermiculite: Tips On Using Vermiculite Growing Medium \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.gardeningknowhow.com\/garden-how-to\/soil-fertilizers\/vermiculite-growing-medium.htm\"\u003ehttps:\/\/www.gardeningknowhow.com\/garden-how-to\/soil-fertilizers\/vermiculite-growing-medium.htm\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"section-inner product-single\"\u003eWhat is perlite?\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"section-inner product-single\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePerlite is a naturally occurring volcanic rock, which is fired in furnaces to produce lightweight porous cinders. It is exemplary for increasing aeration in compost\/soil an also excellent for moisture retention and drainage.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"section-inner product-single\"\u003eBenefits\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\u003e\nBy mixing the fine lightweight particles with your soil\/compost, you will benefit from:\n\u003cdiv class=\"section-inner product-single\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eImproved drainage and aeration.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncrease of water retention and absorption.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStimulated growth of health, strong roots.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"section-inner product-single\"\u003eHow to use perlite\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo minimise dust when using, we recommend dampening the perlite initially. As a rough guide, if using the full bag, add approximately 1 litre of water into the bag and allow to sit for several minutes to permit soakage.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eRooting cuttings\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor leaf cuttings and soft stem plants:\u003c\/strong\u003e use an equal mixture by volume of perlite with compost.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor harder cuttings and more fragile plants:\u003c\/strong\u003e use 2 parts perlite to 1 parts compost.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKeep well watered ensuring that the pot can drain well at all times. Once roots begin to appear, pot-on into compost, or a compost\/perlite mix. Adding perlite at this stage will help to speed up further rooting and also greatly reduces any risk of root disease.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}
Product description

Perlite

Vermiculite added to the garden or vermiculite in potting soil increases water and nutrient retention and aerates the soil, resulting in healthier, more robust plants. Perlite may also be found in potting soils, but vermiculite is far superior for water retention. Vermiculite, although less aerating than perlite, is the amendment of choice for water-loving plants.

Read more at Gardening Know How: What Is Vermiculite: Tips On Using Vermiculite Growing Medium https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/vermiculite-growing-medium.htm

What is perlite?

Perlite is a naturally occurring volcanic rock, which is fired in furnaces to produce lightweight porous cinders. It is exemplary for increasing aeration in compost/soil an also excellent for moisture retention and drainage.

Benefits

By mixing the fine lightweight particles with your soil/compost, you will benefit from:
  • Improved drainage and aeration.
  • Increase of water retention and absorption.
  • Stimulated growth of health, strong roots.

How to use perlite

To minimise dust when using, we recommend dampening the perlite initially. As a rough guide, if using the full bag, add approximately 1 litre of water into the bag and allow to sit for several minutes to permit soakage.

Rooting cuttings

For leaf cuttings and soft stem plants: use an equal mixture by volume of perlite with compost.

For harder cuttings and more fragile plants: use 2 parts perlite to 1 parts compost.

Keep well watered ensuring that the pot can drain well at all times. Once roots begin to appear, pot-on into compost, or a compost/perlite mix. Adding perlite at this stage will help to speed up further rooting and also greatly reduces any risk of root disease.

Size
€12.00
Sorry, this is the maximum quantity available at the moment.

Plants delivered to your door

We ship to Ireland and Northern Ireland only. Packing and delivery for most orders will be €15 per order. However, larger plants and quantities will incur higher delivery charges (as much as €65 for pallet delivery). Delivery charges are calculated and added to your order at the checkout stage.

Plants marked as 'collection/oversize delivery'

All plants that incur higher delivery charges are marked as 'Collection/oversize delivery'. To avoid higher delivery charges simply collect your order yourself from our nursery for free (use code collect at checkout) or select smaller variants while shopping on our store.

The best part about plants is that they grow! We find it far more exciting to order smaller plants, pay less for shipping (and help the planet at the same time), and then watch them grow big in their permanent home.

Delivery

Shipping times are currently a maximum of 7-10 days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.
Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

Collection

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery. Please use the discount code collect at the checkout to remove the cost of shipping. It currently takes approximately 2 days to process orders for collection. We will contact you when your order is ready and will be in touch with any issues with availability. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed.

Our address for collection is:
Future Forests
Kealkill
Bantry, P75 H958
County Cork

Potted plants

9cm pots

A 9cm pot is about the size of a takeaway coffee mug, it is an ideal size for planting Herbs, Alpines & Heathers. We supply some young Trees, Conifers & Shrubs in 9cm pots for cost effective planting, they will just require a little extra care in the first year or two, mainly making sure they don’t get swamped by weeds.

1.3L pots

A good size for Hedging as the plants are not too small but are still good value, we supply some unusual shrubs in this size too.

2L pots

Some young ornamental trees and most common shrubs are available in this cost effective size.

3L pots

A lot of our more unusual Shrubs and some trees are available in this size.

4L, 5L and 7.5L pots

Many trees and more unusual Shrubs are available in these larger sizes, good for a more instant effect.

10L Pots

This size is mainly for ornamental Trees.

Bareroot plants

1-2ft Bareroot

Plants will be easier to plant than larger plants but they will need to be kept totally clear of weeds for them to do well and they will take several years to offer much impact.

2-3ft Bareroot

Plants are a good economical choice, they are nearly big enough to not get swamped by weeds.

3-4ft Bareroot

This size is a good option for tree whips and Hedging as they will be well above any competition from weeds yet the roots won’t be too large for planting and they are not too tall to be knocked around by the elements too much.

4-5ft Bareroot

This size is the best choice for hedging when an instant effect is desired or to get tree whips off to a head start, they will need a larger hole for planting and they will need to be checked that they are not getting loose in the ground from time to time after planting. This size is more likely to get battered by the weather, so in very exposed areas it may be best to plant in March after the worst of the winter has passed. This tree grade may require staking.

 

For more information about choosing bareroot or potted plants see our guide to bareroot vs. potted.

Our promise to you

Range

We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond. Each plant is chosen for its useful, fruitful, and beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden and landscape. We stock an outstanding range from native to unusual to rare.

Environment

We manage our nursery on organic principles. All of our potting, planting, lifting, and weeding is done by hand and we use peat-free, organic compost. We strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.

Quality

Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order we pick the best possible size and shape for the grade, and we always check for healthy roots, grafts, leaves, and other indicators of overall plant health.

We also regularly inspect our nursery for any signs of pests or disease, track every single batch of plants from source to soil, and destroy any plants that appear to be infected with anything that could cause harm to the environment.

Service

We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition. Our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our website or visiting us in person.

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