Eco-friendly gardening

Melcourt products rated on Responsible Sourcing Scheme website

2022-06-27
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The Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Growing Media is now launched. We’re proud to be among the first companies to share our scores on its new website at www.responsiblesourcing.org.uk The fully-audited scheme requires participating companies to score their products against the seven environmental and social criteria. It also asks participants to carry out a detailed growing…

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A growing interest in peat free

2021-09-09
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Gardening is on the rise – but so is knowledge and interest in the environmental cost of peat harvesting and its alternatives   One of the happier outcomes of the pandemic has been a shift in the numbers of people gardening. Research by industry body the Horticultural Trades Association shows up to three million more…

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Sustainable tips for your garden and allotment

2021-08-03
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August’s National Allotment Week focussed on how allotments could contribute to a sustainable future. Here, we offer five ways you can save precious natural rescources on your plot   Save water Drier springs and hotter summers have meant it’s even more important to find a more sustainable way to preserve water. It’s estimated the average…

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Our eco-friendly initiatives

2021-07-15
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At Melcourt we are very aware of environmental issues. Here we round up some of our latest eco-friendly initiatives   Having never dealt with peat, we have have been very involved with the debate about its use for nearly three decades. And we are very happy to have been able to take a leading role…

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Look out for the responsible sourcing scheme

2021-07-15
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A new Responsible Sourcing of Growing Media Scheme could help you make more informed choices about the eco-friendliness of the compost you buy   No keen gardener can be unaware of the call to stop using peat. It is an issue that has been raging within professional horticulture for more than three decades. But although…

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Why our composts are suitable for vegans

2021-01-25
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We delve deeper into our vegan composts this month and explain just what makes them perfect for vegan gardeners. Interest in vegan gardening has sky rocketed in the last year – and with it the curiosity about our vegan range. Many of our peat-free SylvaGrow composts are suitable for use by vegans, but exactly what…

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Using our products in the garden