Say No to Peat Compost
We need an immediate end to peat sales
Peat used in our compost is dug out of wild places, damaging some of the last remaining peatlands in the UK and overseas. This process also releases carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change.
Ten years ago, the Government set a voluntary target for the horticulture sector to stop selling peat compost to gardeners by 2020. But this approach has failed. The Government recently announced a ban of peat compost sales to the public in 2024, but we want an immediate ban.
Action is needed now to end peat compost sales in our shops and garden centres immediately and to bring forward the date that professional growers must stop using peat.
Does your local garden centre stock peat free compost?
We are creating a list of all the brilliant garden centres in Cumbria which stock peat free compost. This will help us to spread the word on the best places to buy it and hopefully get more people to purchase it in the future. Here's our list so far:
|Abbi and Toms Garden Plants - Halecat & Grange||Witherslack & Grange over Sands||Dalefoot Composts & Sylvagrow|
|Beetham Nurseries||Milnthorpe||Dalefoot Composts|
|Brampton Wood Fuels||Brampton||Dalefoot Composts|
|Ellie's Hill foot Garden Centre||Ulverston||Miracle Grow|
|Hayes Garden World||Ambleside||Dalefoot Composts, Westlands New Horizon and Sylva Grow|
|Mad Hatters Hardware||Alston||Dalefoot Composts|
|Oakhurst garden centre||Cockermouth||Dalefoot Composts & Westlands New Horizon|
|Pigney||Appleby-in-Westmorland||Ewe grow, Westlands New Horizon|
|The Pot Place||Plumpton||Dalefoot Composts, Westlands New Horizon and Ewe Grow|
|Whitehaven Garden Centre||Whitehaven||Dalefoot Composts and Sylva Grow|
|Woodlands||Milnthorpe||Happy Veg, Miracle Gro, Dalefoot Composts and Levington Peat Free with John Innes|
Can you tell us where you buy your peat free compost?
Peat Free Plant Nurseries
We also want to see a complete ban of peat use in plant nurseries, sooner rather than later. Nic Wilson has been creating a list of peat free nurseries nation-wide and you can see her list of nurseries here . You can contact Nic directly via her website to get any Cumbrian peat free nurseries added to the list.
Dalefoot Composts make peat free composts here in the Lake District. Choose between their Lakeland Gold or Wool Compost. You can buy direct from their website.