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.
Winter is approaching and there are many jobs you can do in the garden to prepare for the (more) cold and wet weather! Despite the bad weather, there is also still many plants to sow and grow this month. Check out our last blog on what to grow in your garden this November. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The RHS suggest these ten top tips to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the summer months: Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Water early and late […]