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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.

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June Gardening: Tips & What to Plant

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And it’s June – how time flies!! And time does fly when you’re busy; we’ve had a hectic May attending the Suffolk, South Suffolk, and Hadleigh shows. Did you attend? If not, we will be at the Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair on August 30th, 31st and September 1st, and the Gransden Show at the end […]

May Gardening: Tips and What to Plant

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Happy May everyone! This will be a busy month in the garden as the days continue to lengthen and grow warmer. Here at Field Compost, we are as busy as ever, with lots of local and national deliveries keeping us on our toes. We are also prepping for the South Suffolk show, Hadleigh show, and […]

April Gardening: Tips and What to Plant

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Happy April! And happy it is – its spring! We are a few days into the Easter holidays; here are just some ideas for what to do in your garden or outside this holiday: • If you want to get out of the house, visit a National Trust Garden, or have a nose around your […]

March Gardening: Tips and What to Plant

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It’s finally March! Hopefully that means more frequent sunshine and less rain than we had in February (the roads can’t handle any more rain haha)! If the weather is good, then there’ll be lots of gardening tasks to do – check them out below! General Garden Maintenance: Fork over soil in borders, weed and apply […]

Winter mulching: benefits and tips

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What is mulch? Mulching is the practice of spreading a thick layer of compost, bark, or manure matter across the surface of soil and around plants. Mulches can be applied around new plantings or to established beds and specimen plants. Field Compost has several mulching products, each made for different specific purposes. Click here to […]

January Gardening Tips

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Happy New Year! We hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and time off from work! If you are wondering what to do in your garden on this first bank holiday of the year, or for the rest of January, keep reading! This list will help you prepare for spring and keep your plants […]

November: What to plant in your garden

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  November is here, meaning winter is coming! If you’re brave enough to face the cold, here are some ideas for what to plant in your garden this month. Firstly, Flowers: Use Field No.23 Professional Potting Blend Compost for flowers. Sweet peas: Sow in a cool greenhouse or cold frame for an early display next […]

How to best care for your soil

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Soil is your garden’s lifeline. Without it, you’ll be unable to grow grass, flowers or any fresh vegetables, and you won’t attract wildlife. To ensure that your soil is in top condition, there are a couple of tips and tricks to consider. Our experts at Field Compost have created this guide to taking care of […]

How to Promote Grass Growth

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For many gardeners, the lawn in their gardens is their pride and joy. However, if the grass looks as if it’s seen better days, it can ruin the aesthetic of the flowerpots that they’ve used to line the borders or the entertainment space on the patio that they’ve set up for guests. This is why […]

Winter Gardening Tips

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It’s getting cold outside now so you’re going to need to keep busy to keep warm.  The RHS recommend the following gardening tips for the winter months ahead.      November Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent water-logging Plant tulip bulbs for a […]