Wyevale Garden Centres has become the first national retailer to stock Dalefoot?s eco-friendly & sustainable Wool Compost made from sheep?s wool and bracken.
The National Trust?s Morden Hall Park garden centre, the UK?s first all peat-free garden retailer, is also now selling Wool Compost as well as Dalefoot?s Wool Compost for Seeds and Wool Compost Ericaceous.
The range is also on sale at acclaimed horticultural hotspot Petersham Nurseries.
Other new Wool Compost retailers include Charlies Stores in Welshpool, the Burford Garden Company, Alleyn Park Garden Centre in West Dulwich,?Potash Garden Centre in Essex, The Herb Farm near Reading and Hayes Garden Land in Ayrshire.
Dalefoot Compost?s Wool Compost range cleverly harnesses the natural properties of wool to trap water, whilst releasing a steady steam of nutrients to feed the plants over the growing season.
Made from totally renewable British resources, the range has composts?for container growing, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, seeds and ericaceous plants.
Farmer Simon Bland said: ?We?re making it easier for customers by giving them the choice of buying our compost online or at their local garden centre.
?This will hopefully encourage more people to try our compost and convert to using peat free in their own gardens.
?We?re also keen to hear from more retailers interested in stocking our Wool Compost range.?
The compost has a similar soft texture to peat and has a wide range of naturally occurring trace elements for good plant health.
It uses the natural hydroscopic properties of sheep?s wool to keep compost moist for longer which is particularly important when buds set during the summer and essential for those summer hanging baskets. Wool also provides a steady release of nitrogen, perfect as a slow release fertiliser.