I have found that peat free composts can vary enormously: from bags of compost filled with bark chips, which could be used as a mulch, but can’t be used as intended – as a compost to grow container plants or seedlings, right through to the other extreme – the finest quality composts, which are capable of producing prize and award winning plants, and of course, every compost in between these two polar opposites!
Why Peat Free?
I have always loved our natural world. I have always wished to protect every important habitat for plants, animals, and nature, all over the world. I am passionate about protecting the rainforests and the many other wonderful, precious environments and habitats that exist on Earth, including peat bogs. Peat bogs are amazing environments, covering just 2-3% of the planet’s surface.
Gardening can be as expensive an activity as you’d like. Whatever your budget it’s important to spend your money wisely on items you’ll find useful, indispensable or wonderful!
Village fetes, open garden days and gardening society plant sales are all great places to buy plants at fantastic prices. At the Compton fete I have sold everything from full size flowering cherry trees, fruit trees and rhododendrons, to vegetable plants, bedding, herbaceous perennials, seeds, tools, and preserves.