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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.


Tag: Gardening tips

Benefits of Mulching in Spring

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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 […]

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 […]

February Gardening: Tips and What to Plant

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Its February: Spring is just around the corner –the days are getting longer, and the daffodils are nearly in bloom! I am feeling optimistic about February (probably because it is the shortest month), despite it still being damp, windy, and cold… Over the last few weeks, we have done lots of filming around the yard, […]

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 […]

December Gardening: Tips and What to Plant

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Want to know what jobs you need to do in your garden this December, or what fruit, veg, or flowers to plant? Look no further; we have created this clear and concise list of ideas to help you organise your garden this month! December in the UK is renowned for being cold and wet – […]

November Garden Jobs: Prepare for winter

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  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: 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 […]