Mr Alan Evans 1942-2016

We are sad to report the death of Mr Alan Evans, a major shareholder in Melcourt Industries Ltd. Alan’s life’s work was in building up the egg packing business of A Evans & Son Ltd of Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, founded in 1936 by his grandfather Arthur and then taken on by his father, Jack Evans. As a child, Alan was sorting and delivering eggs into Birmingham almost as soon as he...(more)

Just a reminder…

That our office will be closed from 12 noon on 21st December 2016 until 9am on 3rd January 2017. We thank you for your business in 2016 and look forward to working with you in 2017. In the meantime, we send our best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year(more)

Melcourt growing media goes to the Falkland Islands – with Seiont Nurseries

Seiont Nurseries, who grow all their production in Melcourt growing media, has an order going to The Falkland Islands later this week which is probably the furthest Melcourt material of this kind has travelled. The plants, in 9cm pots for growing on for retail, are primarily new varieties and include the following which are all UK bred: Escallonia Golden Carpet (the first new variety Seiont grew from start to finish as...(more)

SylvaGrow in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

We are delighted to know from social media that there is a burgeoning demand for SylvaGrow both north and south of the border. The unfortunate news is that due to plant health restrictions we are currently unable to send anything containing bark there unless it has undergone a detailed and specific sterilization process. Bark products have to hold a plant passport in the same way that any grower has to plant passport...(more)

Eight years on and Yate playground is looking good

We don't often get the chance to revisit projects we've been involved in but by a happy co-incidence one of technical sales managers was visiting friends in Yate near Bristol this week-end and took this picture of the playground there where Melcourt Playbark® was installed as a loose impact absorbing surface 8 years ago (the bottom picture is one we took not long after the playground was completed). As you can...(more)

The importance of product consistency for gardeners – and a promise from Melcourt

We were reminded of this recently by Ronald, Ronald, a keen gardener from Eccleshall in Staffordshire, who, having recently joined the RHS, came across our products due to their recommendation.  About 5 years ago Ronald moved from a three bedroom house where he had a large garden which he enjoyed for many years to a flat where he had no garden. He is now in a new flat and in the...(more)