Ericaceous Compost: Benefits: Will lower the soil pH in time if dug in (best used to fill containers as acid compost).

Limitations: Cost; Slow effect on soil unless large quantities are used.

Environmental: Cost of transport; Might have high peat content.

Health and Safety: Lifting bags.

Timing of application: Autumn/any time; Dig in or use as a mulch.

Effectiveness of the material: Slow effect (best used to fill containers).