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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Late February has to be one of the best times of year. It’s still cold outside but the days are noticeably longer and the tell-tale emerging bulbs, early blossom and swollen horse chestnut buds are all heralding spring’s imminent arrival. With spring just around the corner we thought we’d share a few great ways to […]
#Friday feeling! Here at Field Compost we’ve recently taken a leap into the Twitter-sphere as a means of communicating our activities on a more frequent and certainly more concise basis. We have successfully “tweeted” over forty times now and have just about worked out the use of # and @ to more effectively make our […]
Well here’s a turn up, Mister Compost’s gardening tips are actually being written and posted on time for a change! This is fairly remarkable given how busy the Field Compost Team are at the moment, but a rainy Friday afternoon has gifted me time to rattle the laptop keyboard for an hour. This has to […]
Spring is in the air and there have now been at least two occasions where I have managed to find a sunny spot in the garden out of the wind, and for about a minute pretend summer has arrived early. So now is the time to start getting to grips with the garden as there […]
Field Compost will be attending the Cambridgeshire County Show at Wimpole Hall Farm, Arrington, near Royston, SG8 0BW on Sunday, 1st June 2014, 10am – 5pm. The Cambridgeshire County Show is celebrating its fifteenth year in 2014 and will be a great day out for all the family. Attractions on the day will include traditional […]