The first signs of spring are signalled by the sound of birdsong, buds on trees and early spring flowers. It's time to get busy in the garden.
Peat Free Compost
We do a happy dance every time someone chooses to use peat free compost. Extracting peat is bad for the environment and having a detrimental effect on the wildlife. For that reason, at Kiln Farm Nursery, we have chosen to reduce the recommended retail price of peat free compost single bags so that it matches multi-purpose compost. We use Bord na mona for most of our compost supply and all their varieties are peat reduced. We also have an organic garden compost which is ideal for digging into the soil. They are an Irish company so their compost is from the UK. They have a strong commitment to stopping peat being extracted from their peat bogs.
‘Happy Compost’ is our peat free compost, we also stock Dalefoot Compost which is made using sheeps wool here in the UK.
Thank you for being part of the consumer revolution to shop more ethically.
If you want to know more about the issues here is a link to a blog Ruth has written.
Seedballs for creating wildlife areas
We also love the ‘seedball’ range. The tiny clay balls in the tins are moulded to contain seeds and a touch of chilli to stop slugs eating them before they grow. There are different varieties of seeds each encouraging certain types of insect and wildlife to your garden. You can choose from bird mix, bee mix, shade mix and sky meadow to name but a few.
Spring is in the air
We are always stocking new items for the garden and it would be hard to list them all but we’d love to welcome you to wander around our nursery to see what we have.
Time to plant your beautiful summer flowering bulbs
We have a romantic and vibrant selection of these in the shop. You can choose from dahlias, iris, nerines, and gladiolis and many others. It will be lovely to see them in full flower in the summer. Won’t it be lovely to feel the sunshine and enjoy the colour in the garden?
Seeds and seed potatoes
We stock Johnson’s organic vegetable seeds, the RHS collection and the top 100 vegetables and flowers. We use Mr Fothergill’s seeds. They are a local company and we think they offer good value for money.
Time to start chitting your seed potatoes!
We have a massive mixture of varieties including the favourites such as;
Nadine, Cara, Pentland Crown, King Edward, Maris Piper, Foremost, Accord, Charlotte. You can download a full list below.
We have national garden gift vouchers which can be used in other garden centres all over the country or you can purchase one of our own Kiln Farm Nursery gift vouchers. Our own vouchers do not have an expiry date and you can use part of the value of the voucher at a time.