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This is a great way to keep your children entertained during half term or weekends. Take them out for a walk and get them to choose some different shapes and sizes of leaf. Then when you get home place the leaf underneath a piece of paper and scribble over them with a coloured crayon or a pencil.

Top tips for autumn leaves

1) Composting Autumn leaves are great for composting especially tree leaves. Tree leaves are rich in trace minerals as they have drawn in nutrients from the subsoil gained from the…

Incredicompost

Thompson & Morgan to launch high-peat compost

Incredicompost contains 80 per cent Irish peat mixed with 20 per cent wood fibre. “When plants fail to grow, people blame us – but they don’t question the performance of…

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COMPOST MAKER

Eliet chipper / shredder Prof 1V, tree / shrub branches up to 40 mm any hedge & shrub cuttings any green waste,  weeds, plants, leaves, brambles,  reduce to a fine material…

Buying compost B&Q February 2011

Peat levels in compost have fallen

The peat content in composts available at garden centres fell between 2011 and 2012.  A study reveals peat made up 58 per cent of compost sold in 2011. In 2012…

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Michelle’s blog: Spring forward

Spring bouncing forward The time has come to plant my potatoes in the ground. Yes it is rather early for some regions, but down here on the south coast, having…

The potting up box and soil scoop

Product profile – potting up box

Potting up box Potting trays aren’t the only moveable workstations on the market. A more compact version, which scores high on portability and good looks, is this potting-up box made…

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Repotting houseplants

AG garden writer Michelle Wheeler, shows you how to re-pot your houseplants. Step one: Water the plant in its original pot to soak the compost and allow it to drain…

West + Light & Easy compost

Marc’s blog: for peat’s sake!

I like to think I am a reasonably environmentally-friendly chap, writes AG news editor Marc Rosenberg. I grow quite a lot of veg, herbs and salads, use hardly any chemicals…

UK gardeners still have an appetite for peat

World’s peat in plentiful supply, claims study

Peat is not in short supply and its extraction need not harm the environment if carefully managed, claims a shock report. The International Peat Society (IPS) in Finland, says there…