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Answering all your compost questions.

Suffolk-based Chris Field, Mister Compost himself, is here to give you advice on peat free composts, topsoil and mulches.

Category: Composts and Soil Improvers

Four ways topsoil can help your garden

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Not all soil was created equal. A good quality soil contains nutritious organic compounds, and a blend of sand and loam to help provide the best possible drainage. Our range of topsoils can be used to top up low-quality soils, to help you get the best out of your garden. Even if you are lucky […]

Common topsoil myths uncovered

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  Understanding all of the ins and outs relating to topsoil ensures that you can make the most of this uppermost layer of soil, but do you really know what topsoil is all about? Here are some common topsoil myths debunked. “Any soil can be used as topsoil” If you have some old, spent soil […]

February Gardening Tips

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The RHS recommend the following top 10 gardening tips for the month February: Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover Chit potato tubers Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, […]

Mid-Summer Gardening Tips

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Although the British spring will soon be over there is still plenty to be getting on with in the garden.  The RHS have the following gardening tips for June: Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes […]

Christmas Shopping Evening at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Why not get into the Christmas spirit with the RHS Garden Hyde Hall shopping event! They will have 20% off in the Shop and Plant centre, which is the perfect opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping! As well as the discount in the RHS shop, there’s also a wonderful selection of gifts at […]

Rosemoor Glow

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Rosemoor’s magical garden illuminations are back! This year, the trail has been extended to take in new areas of the garden, and they have added additional dates too! You’ll be enchanted as you follow the festive trail around the trees, shrubs and sculptured all illuminated by high tech, dynamic colour changing lights. This year the […]

Top tips for your winter garden!

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We found these ten top tips from Country File to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the upcoming months! Clean up – Gather all the tools you haven’t used for the past few months, and give them a good cleaning to remove all the dirt and rust. Use a mild detergent to disinfect […]

RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow

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The RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow is a must see event this Christmas season, and the perfect way to brighten up a cold winters day. Running from Friday 1st December 2017 till Tuesday January 2nd  2018, it’s an excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit. Alongside an overwhelming display of magical, giant illuminated lights, […]

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

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Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, the Harrogate Spring Flower Show will be running next year from Thursday 26th April till Sunday 29th April. Located at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the show features beautiful show gardens, great shopping, live entertainment, and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country. With nearly […]

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

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This year’s RHS London Shades of Autumn show will present the beauty of autumnal colours while exploring the edible delights that the season has to bring. It also offers tons of stimulating advice to keep your garden full of colour and texture throughout the autumn months. So now we are in the full swing of […]