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What is potting compost and do you need it?

If you want to progress as a gardener, then potting compost can really boost your growing potential, taking your yield and plant productivity to the next level. Here we go into the ins and outs of what to use when, and if it’s actually worth it. Potting compost or potting soil – what’s the difference?…

Potting soil for indoor plants

Every good houseplant parent knows the joys and demands of tending to an indoor jungle. Without access to terra firma, fresh air and rain, your houseplants rely on you to keep them healthy. No pressure then! But using the right potting soil for indoor plants will make a huge difference in making sure your charges…

Compostable plant pots – Let’s go plastic free

Winning at life with compostable plant pots Compostable plant pots can be a gamechanger for gardeners. If you’re looking for a solution that is better for your seedlings, your wallet and the planet, they can be the answer! There are a range of options available including our new coir plant pots, but also many other…

Why you need seed compost

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and grow your own plants from seed. Congratulations! There’s nothing more rewarding then stocking your garden for less and keeping up a steady stream of annuals from year to year. With food prices at an all-time high, especially for organic product, there’s never been a better time to…

The best doormat for cleaning shoes

A good doormat on the threshold of your home keeps your floors cleaner for longer by removing dirt and mud from shoes before entering the house. It’s most effective to have both a tough outdoor mat and an indoor doormat, for extra protection. What are doormats made from? Doormats are commonly made from synthetic materials…

Winter gardening: a guide

Winter is the season to make changes. Besides planting, there’s maintenance and planning, building new structures or a full garden overhaul that could be carried out. Winter gardening tasks Composting and mulching Much of winter gardening involves cultivating and enriching your garden for the coming year. Using the no-dig method, spread a layer of nutrient-rich…

What vegetables are best to plant in winter?

Winter gardening often centres around planning for the growing year ahead, watching out for pests and disease, and suppressing weed growth. But new life doesn’t have to wait for spring. Growing seasonally is more sustainable, as plants adapted to conditions require fewer resources. Some winter vegetables may need to shelter in a greenhouse but shouldn’t…