peat

Campaigners want gardeners to go peat-free

Gardeners urged to make peat-free pledge

The Peat Free Pledge campaign is being backed by organisations including The Scottish Wildlife Trust, Plantlife and Climate Revolution, as well as individuals such as designer and environmental activist Vivienne…

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…

A peat bog (file picture)

Peat bog ‘the size of England’ is found

The peat bog covers an area the size of England and was found by a team from the University of Leeds, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Congo and the country’s Marien Ngouabi…

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…