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Which? Best Buy for Melcourt SylvaGrow Multi-Purpose compost

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Melcourt’s SylvaGrow Multi-Purpose 100% peat-free compost has been recognised as a top performer and a Which? Best Buy for raising young plants, earning it the right to use the prestigious endorsement.     Only products receiving a Which? Best Buy can use the logo – it can’t be bought. The Best Buy shows that properly…

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A greenhouse of plants grown in Sylvamix compost for professional growers

Melcourt Sylvamix® achieves two peat-free decades

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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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Melcourt bark nuggets

Autumn mulching tips and products

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  We don’t just make beautiful peat-free composts. Our FSC-certified bark and mulch range offers a variety of ways to bring some TLC to your garden this autumn   Autumn or spring mulching is a great way to lock in a multitude of soil benefits. A mulch can help suppress weeds and encourage beneficial soil…

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

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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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Why Fresh Compost is Always Best

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This month, we explore what can happen if compost is stored incorrectly – and what to do with leftovers… Anyone who has read the small print on the back of our SylvaGrow bags will see that we recommend using the product within the season of purchase. This may seem a rather vague statement – how…

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What does ‘John Innes’ mean?

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We know there can be confusion about what John Innes composts actually are and who he was. In this month’s blog, we aim to answer all the questions you may have about this great heritage range of composts… Our new SylvaGrow John Innes composts went into production in February and will start appearing on garden…

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