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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…

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Bob Flowerdew stokes the peat debate

Green groups have lashed out after an influential organic gardener demanded the right to use peat. Writing in AG, Bob Flowerdew, the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist, made…

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…