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Melcourt Awarded a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

2022-04-20
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We’re delighted to be awarded a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. And be the only supplier of these types of horticultural products to have been awarded Royal Warrants by both HM The Queen as well HRH Prince Charles. A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition. It awards people or companies…

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A greenhouse of plants grown in Sylvamix compost for professional growers

Melcourt Sylvamix® achieves two peat-free decades

2021-12-02
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One of UK horticulture’s leading peat-free brands reaches its third decade this year. The Melcourt Sylvamix Range of Professional peat-free Growing Media has been used by nurseries throughout the UK since 2001. And it has proved itself to be reliable, consistent and very popular. Few other peat-free brands can match the longevity and track record…

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Sylvamix compost for professional growers celebrates two decades

Melcourt case study in Peat-Free Horticulture report

2021-11-05
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We are delighted to be the first case study in the newly launched IUCN report ‘Peat-Free Horticulture – Demonstrating Success’ The report highlights the great success that companies such as Melcourt have enabled in both the retail and professional growing markets.

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SylvaGrow® Farmyard wins Garden Press Event ‘New Product Award’

2021-03-25
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Melcourt has been voted Best New Product for the second year in a row. SylvaGrow Farmyard was voted top product by delegates at the 2021 Garden Press Event. Melcourt’s managing director Andy Chalmers said: “We’re delighted to win this prestigious award. Our peat-free SylvaGrow Farmyard is an excellent product for all gardens because it’s full…

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Product Lead Times

2020-05-11
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We usually aim to get deliveries to our stockists within 5-10 working days of order but the Covid-19 pandemic, and the current extremely busy state of the gardening market, mean we are experiencing extended lead-times beyond that. Everyone at Melcourt is doing their utmost to meet customer requirements promptly so we would sincerely appreciate your…

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Melcourt is open for business

2020-04-06
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Due to the unfolding situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) we are adapting our working practices in order to keep in line with Public Health England and government guidelines. The health and well-being of our staff, customers and suppliers is our first priority. At present we are open for business. For customers, we believe that we will…

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Our Technical Director Catherine Dawson ‘Unpruned’

2020-04-02
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  The April podcast from Garden Organic is now live and features an extensive interview between Sarah Brown who edits their Growing Advice web pages and our Technical Director Catherine Dawson. It had 1700 downloads on the first day and by the end of the month it’s expected that over 5000 will have listened to…

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Melcourt is open for business

2020-03-25
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Due to the unfolding situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) we are adapting our working practices in order to keep in line with Public Health England and government guidelines. The health and well-being of our staff, customers and suppliers is our first priority. At present we are open for business. For customers, we believe that we will…

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Melcourt Bag for Life recognised with award

2020-03-23
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Melcourt’s Techncial Director Catherine Dawson receiving the Best New Product Award from Vicky Nuttall, Director of GIMA and representatives of the Greenfingers charity to whom the proceeds of the awards were given. Picture ©Steve Burden Photography We were delighted that the Melcourt Bag for Life won the Best New Product at the recent Garden Press…

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A busy week at Melcourt

2020-03-05
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One of the most enjoyable aspects of our business is the varied nature of the audiences we serve and the people we meet. This was true on Wednesday 4th March when, at our rain-soaked manufacturing base near Tetbury, we were delighted to welcome members of the South West regional group of members of the British…

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Information for gardeners about the harms of using peat and the reasons for being #peatfree

2020-02-14
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We’ve produced this information board to set out the facts about the environmental damage which extracting peat does and the case for being #peatfree. In preparing it we’ve been greatly assisted by Richard Lindsay who is Head of Environmental and Conservation Research at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of East London. (https://www.uel.ac.uk/SRI)  Richard is an…

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Conservation Action at Squires Down in Dorset report a good year for Barn Owls

2020-02-12
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As always it was good to hear from the volunteers at Conservation Action at Squires Down in Dorset who we help with a little bit of sponsorship. The land called Squire’s Down was purchased in 2007 and was originally a stubble field. Planning permission was given to change the use of the land to encourage…

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