Over the next few months as peatland restoration projects battle the elements to finish work on the ground before making way for breeding birds, the turning of the seasons brings a more sinister event in the UK peatland calendar.
As the weather warms UK gardeners are heading out in number to buy compost to nourish their borders; grow-bags to nurture tomatoes and bedding plants all rooted in peat. In the anticipation of a healthy growing season thoughts of what’s in the bag, where it came from and what the process of its harvesting leaves behind is all too often over-looked. This edition of our newsletter has a focus on the link between peat and horticulture.
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