Floral creativity from our friends in Nailsworth

We were delighted to receive the picture above from Liz Steele, Planting coordinator for Nailsworth in Bloom, not least because it reminds us that while winter drags on, spring and summer and all the colour that they bring, will surely follow. The plants in this astonishing display were grown in SylvaGrow® and are a credit to those who grew and nurtured them Stunning as the piano and chess set is, we...(more)

The investment in our peat-free production goes on

We're constructing a new mixing line to dramatically improve our capacity and ensure that - even at the busiest times - we can maintain our short turnaround times from order to delivery. If truth be told it doesn't seem five minutes since we installed our previous mixing line although it was almost 10 years ago. Where did that time go? The new line, like the one it replaces, will automatically monitor the...(more)

Massive interest in Melcourt and peat-free products for gardeners at GCA conference

Even with the snow on arrival and departure it was most gratifying to attend the closing exhibition at the GCA Annual Conference yesterday. There was a huge amount of interest in the new SylvaGrow® Planter for Organic Growing: the UK's first peat-free, Soil Association Approved growing bag which is of course also endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society. Perhaps more important for us was the enthusiasm for our entire range of peat-free products...(more)

Drumroll please – and a fanfare!

  Ladies and gentlemen we give you: the very first pallet load of our new SylvaGrow Planter for Organic growing! Full production will be underway soon of this, the UK’s first Soil Association approved peat-free growing bag. Please talk to your sales contact if you would like to stock some or see a sample.    (more)

The expansion of our production facilities is now complete

You may remember that back in October we posted about the expansion of our production site near Tetbury and that work had begun to transform a large area of scrubland into useful production space. We are pleased to let you know that the area has been transformed and it dramatically improves our ability to meet ever increasing demand for our products. You might recall that the project was somewhat delayed by...(more)

More from Vertical Veg Man, Mark Ridsill-Smith

We reported earlier in the year (see News June 2018) click here about Mark Ridsill-Smith’s mission to spread the word about the joys of urban container gardening and food production. He recently wrote: I just wanted to drop you a line to report back on how we used your very generous donation of SylvaGrow compost this year.   We had a launch event (where people found out about us and sowed pea shoots in...(more)

New catalogues available to download now

Our new stockists catalogue and catalogue for builders merchants are pack full of new products including the SylvaGrow peat-free planter for organic growing which is a Soil Association approved first for UK gardeners an entirely new range of Natural Choice sustainable decorative aggregates You can download the Stockists Catalogue (designed primarily for garden centres and retail nurseries) here and the one for builders merchants here. We hope you'll find lots of interest,...(more)