John Innes is stocked by virtually every Garden Centre or Garden Products Retailer in the UK.
JIMA represents the leading UK Manufacturers of the traditional loam-based John Innes Composts, who all use the JIMA Seal of Approval® on their packaging. The JIMA Seal of Approval® is a Registered Trade Mark which can be used only by JIMA Members, who all maintain the highest standards of quality assurance.
Look for the John Innes Seal of Approval® on John Innes from the following approved Suppliers. Click on the company name to go to their website:-
The John Innes Manufacturers Association (JIMA) provide a FREE information leaflet on the Benefits of John Innes Loam-based Composts for distribution through Garden Centres and Horticultural Societies. We would be glad to send you a supply for distribution to your Staff, Customers and local Society Members. Please request from the Secretariat.
This page includes useful information for Retailers - click on the subject to go direct to the item:-
"WHAT COMPOST DO I USE?" - That is the question!
In 1992 the Horticultural Trades Association conducted research exercise to find the most common customer queries fielded by Garden Centre Staff? In HTA News, May 1993, they reported that, according to hundreds of HTA Members up and down the Country, the most frequent question asked was:-
"What compost do I use?" - *or a variant upon that theme !
Therefore, before your next Customer asks the same question, may we ask:-
John Innes loam-based Seed and Potting Composts can be used for most types and sizes of plants, except the ericaceous acid-loving types such as azaleas, heathers and rhododendrons. For such plants use John Innes Ericaceous Compost - click here for more information.
John Innes Composts are most frequently recommended by many gardening experts for the following popular applications and types of plants, as well as for many others:-
STORAGE OF JOHN INNES COMPOSTS
ALL COMPOSTS WHETHER LOAM-BASED OR PEAT-BASED CAN BE SUBJECT TO MAJOR DETRIMENTAL CHANGES IF STORED INCORRECTLY.
Substantial biological and chemical changes can occur in composts after they are manufactured. The most important from the users' (and the plants') point of view are the changes in pH (acidity) and salinity.
Under normal conditions there is an initial increase in pH, followed by a gradual decrease as the organic nitrogen is mineralised. These are perfectly normal reactions and occur in all composts, including those made from peat.
However it is desirable that these changes occur as slowly as possible, and to achieve this the following points should be observed during storage:-
If the above rules are observed the composts will produce the growing results for which they were formulated, and this, in turn, should ensure customer satisfaction.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA
CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH REGULATIONS (COSHH)
Within the context of the current COSHH Regulations all John Innes Composts supplied by Members of this Association are regarded as:
FIRST AID MEASURES:
Contact with eyes : Wash out with clean water
Ingestion : No special action is necessary
Skin contact : Users with sensitive skin should wear gloves