• Top Tips for February

    • Clean out the greenhouse and pots, ready for sowing
    • Dig in overwintered green manures
    • Turn the compost heap, but take care not to disturb hibernating wildlife
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News

  • Peat free compost - keep fighting for it

    We know that sourcing peat for use in growing mediums (such as bagged composts) is environmentally unsustainable. So far, the horticulture retailers have dragged their feet in endorsing alternatives. All the while peat bogs with their sensitive ecosystems and wildlife habitats are being irreversibly cut. And lost. Over 95% of the UK's peat bogs have already gone. 

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  • Fighting Fund Christmas Appeal

    Christmas Fighting Fund Appeal

    Thank you for supporting our charity throughout 2018, the year that marked our 60th anniversary. We have taken time to reflect on the year’s campaigns and would like to share some of our successes with you.

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  • New proposals for pesticide authorisation

    Following the controversy about the renewal of glyphosate last year, the European Parliament set up a Special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides. It was clear the process lacked transparency. The first recommendations to address the issue have now been made.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.