AS PART of its ongoing initiative to reduce impact on the environment, Grosvenor garden centre marked Compost Awareness Week by encouraging visitors to try peat-free compost.

It is supporting the initiative to reduce the amount of peat used in composts and soil improvers in the UK and has reduced the number of peat-based products available at the garden centre.

Peat-free and reduced peat composts are becoming more popular with gardeners, due to recent improvements made to ensure they perform as well as peat-based composts and this is great news for the environment.

Ged Wilcock, buyer at Grosvenor garden centre, said: “We offer many alternatives to peat-based composts here at Grosvenor and have been encouraged by the response to our policy of reducing the range of peat-free options. Our organic ranges are proving especially popular and our team of specialists are always on hand to advise visitors of the alternatives available.”

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