All-Natural Gardening Products
Wool is a wonderful material to use in the garden. It is sustainable, compostable, hygroscopic, helps to regulate soil temperature, deters snails and slugs with its texture and is naturally full of nitrogen, potassium and phosphate which helps with strong, healthy plant growth.
Mulch is defined as any material that is placed on the surface of cultivated soil, be that over beds, fields or over compost in individual pots. It could be something like our jute mulch mats, cardboard, straw, hay or bark chippings.
For a whole host of reasons. It conserves water, naturally suppresses weeds, reduces competition for water and nutrients and reduces temperature fluctuations.
Compost is a must when you are planting in your garden. It is a nutrient-rich ‘food’ for your plants and helps to maintain moisture and pH levels as well as improving the structure of the soil. A good compost will contain lots of nutrients that your plants will need for growth such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
It is really quite simple. Here are some instructions from Gardeners’ World which talk you through it. Make sure you have a good composter, like our everlasting composter made of recycled plastic.
The only gardening product that is certified organic is our Organic Sheep Wool Pellets. However, all of our gardening products are totally natural, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The two products that are most popular with our no dig gardening customers are the sheep wool garden felt and the jute rolls. They both act as a great mulch, are much sturdier than the traditional cardboard and are easy to roll out across your required beds. Charles Dowding actually tried out both of the products and liked them. You can watch the video of his experimentation here.
Our garden felt is made with a thick, dense layer of wool and a layer of jute carrier material. It is 100% natural and will completely compost down.
They are made of jute from recycled coffee sacks, which is completely compostable.
All sorts! Here are a few of our favourite ways:
- Mulching areas of a garden or allotment for a ‘no-dig’ method of gardening
- Creating new beds without digging out turf by using the felt to cover areas of grass or weeds and topping it with compost
- Using it when planting out a vegetable patch to protect against weeds, slugs and snail infestations
- Keeping delicate plants protected and warm in the winter
- Tied around root balls of trees to protect them when transplanted
- Capillary matting under plant pots
- As a base layer for propagating seeds indoors
Our mulch mats are about 30% more dense than other mulch mats on the market and can be used straight onto beds in your garden or in plant pots. They help plants grow by reducing water evaporation, creating a natural barrier against weeds, reducing competition for water and nutrients, reducing temperature fluctuations of the soil and roots, providing nutrients for the plants as they compost down and helping to deter greedy slugs and snails.
You can use them to pile them around delicate plants, in need of extra protection, or you can spread them across the soil of flower beds. They will help to regulate soil temperature, deter slugs and snails and are naturally hygroscopic.
Pretty much all of them – our jute mulch mats and tree spats, the jute hanging basket liners, our jute rolls, the sheep wool garden felt, felt shillies, organic sheep wool pellets, our Snug Feet, the natural Herdwick wool and of course, the cocopeat compost.
We do our Snug Feet in two sizes. The Women’s Snug Feet cover UK shoe sizes 4-8 and the Men’s Snug Feet cover UK shoe size 9-12. With everyone’s feet being different shapes and sizes, we have designed the insoles so that you can measure them to fit your own feet. To get the best fit, take the insole out of the boot or shoe you are planning to fit the wool insoles into. Use this as a template to cut your new (and much comfier!) wool insole. Cosy, fresh. After some wear, the insoles will compress down and mould to the exact shape of your foot.
Yes, you can. Just get in touch with us and we can give you a quote.
They don’t! Our Graze sprays contain calcium which is absorbed by the plant. When a pest goes to eat it, it tastes rather bitter so they just stop eating it!
Anywhere that seems a bit barren and could do with a bit of brightening up!
Yes! The seed bomb kits are a great way to get children excited about plants, wildlife and the environment. Just make sure you are supervising them when making the seed bombs as it can get rather messy!
To ensure these Alder seeds have the best chance of survival. The best place to throw them is wet terrain that is unused.