We share the concern of gardeners, the whole horticultural industry and government towards peat extraction and we fully support the continued search for alternative growing media.

  • We will only offer peat products that only come from either non-SSSI sites or from sites owned and managed by English Nature.
  • We are committed to stocking peat free composts at all our centres at competitive prices.
  • We do not recommend the use of peat products for mulching or soil conditioning unless as a means of disposal of used product ie. grow bags, spent mushroom compost etc.
  • None of our products specifically for improving soils contain peat. We recognise that for some plants, such as ericaceous subjects e.g. Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Acers etc there has yet to be developed suitable alternative media.
  • We are actively encouraging our suppliers of outdoor plants to reduce peat content and look towards incorporating recycled materials in their growing medium.
  • We are optimistic that compost manufacturers, nurseries and retailers can work together to significantly reduce the amount of peat used in horticulture in the UK.