Groves Nurseries shares public concern in reducing peat use to minimise the effects of global peat extraction on peat bog habitats. We have a comprehensive range of peat free products so that our customers can always make a peat free choice for whatever use of compost they wish. Where possible we will always offer peat free compost at a comparable price to traditional compost so that affordability isn’t a factor.
We aim to educate customers on the use of peat free compost so that they choose this alternative. This involves working alongside manufacturers to ensure clear labelling so that customer can make informed choices.
We believe the compost supply chain would be unable to cope with the demand of us going 100% peat free at the moment. This is certainly our aim and we will be working closely with suppliers to make sure that this happens in a reasonable timeframe and in a sustainable way
During 2021 we have been carrying out trials with members of Bridport Gardening Club to develop our own brand of Peat Free Multi-Purpose compost. This is due to launch in autumn 2021.
Our nursery is well on it journey to be peat free. During 2021 all of our bedding, vegetable plants, shrubs and perennials were grown in Peat Free growing media developed by Melcourt.