Fertilizers are absorbed from the soil through to the roots of every plant.

You might ask “do we need fertilizer”?

The answer is yes. Especially if your flowers/plants are in containers. The fertilizers (trace elements) become depleted in the soil and need replenishing throughout the summer for continuous and more abundant blooms.

When planting directly into the soil or garden, fertilizers increase yield in fruits and vegetables or blooms and stem strength.

When purchasing a fertilizer you’ll notice three numbers, these numbers indicate the percent of nutrients in the fertilizer. These three main nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These nutrients are found in your most common fertilizers.

Nitrogen (N): promotes vigorous growth, making the plant greener.

Phosphorus (P): for strong root growth and more abundant blooms.

Potassium (K): for plant health and stability (strong stems). Also aids in drought protection and cold tolerance.


30-10-10 would mean 30% nitrogen (N), 10% phosphorus (P), 10% potassium (K)

Dunvegan Gardens carries a variety of different fertilizers, from vegetable, fruit, evergreen, flowering, Tree and shrub.

Come in for advice on the appropriate products for your plants’ needs.